THE GENTLE GOING HOUR
Hanging mobiles have been crafted for millenia, born from brass and bells. With no definitive explanation for why or what a mobile can be, The Gentle Going Hour asks participants to consider the historical sentiment of the adornment of space. A considered reminder of pleasure.
The concept breaches lines of modality, asking creators across multiple disciplines to present works in a form they have not yet explored. In commissioning explorative practices of design, we look to examine the ways in which we practice craft, commonly reaching for practicality in response to currency and exchange.
With response to the pleasure of design, contributors to The Gentle Going Hour conceive and build a series of hanging mobiles with reference to slow-moving and experimental craft. Designing the world we want, with purposeful non-practicality.
“This is completely useless and meaningless. It’s just beautiful, that’s all. It can make you very emotional if you understand it. Of course, if it had some meaning it would be easier to understand, but it’s too late for that.” Alexander Calder
Curated by Billie Civello & Georgia Smedley
25.05 Thursday - Opening Night - 6-8.30pm Tickets
26.05 Friday - Public Viewing - 12-4pm
27.05 Saturday - Public Viewing - 12-4pm
28.05 Sunday - Public Viewing - 12-4pm
All proceeds from opening night will go to Pay The Rent Foundation
Johnston st, Fitzroy
Tess Pirrie ✶ Hunter Ryan ✶ Jill Stevenson ✶ Billie Civello ✶ Anne U ✶ Bolaji Teniola ✶ Samantha Macintyre ✶ Camille Laddawan ✶ Laura De Carteret ✶ Caro Pattle ✶ Jordan Fleming ✶