Term 3 News
Artist and curator Sarah McEwan invited Art Factory artists to be a part of her exhibition Yield in Griffith. In the lead up to this, Sarah and Layla Bacayo ran Pop Up studios in Griffith at Lake Wyangan where local artists created works together.
In July, Samra, Scott and Jackie participated in a movement workshop with Linda Luke who helped the artists to explore ideas of how our bodies can be involved in the art we make.
Also with Linda and video artist Martin Fox, Jackie, Scott and Samra created video works to be exhibited in Yield in Griffith.
In August nine Art Factory artists’ road tripped to Griffith for the opening weekend of Yield. Friday night was the official opening with many visitors. Scott, Jackie and Layla performed an enthusiastic dance to Grease Lightning, produced by Vic McEwan. On Saturday Layla Bacayo hosted a forum about Supported Studios, featuring guest speakers from Griffith and Melbourne.
In September, the Museum of the Riverina held an opening for the exhibition Places and Faces; Wagga Wagga. The Museum had invited The Art Factory to create works inspired by Wagga and its history, to be displayed in the hallway in their Historic Council Chambers site. The show featured works by Scott Lea, Wayne Emerson, Jackie Meyers and Steven O’Hara.
Later in September the Wagga Wagga art gallery invited Art Factory artists to create works for a feature wall in the Gallery Shop.
In October Kellie Hulm held her solo exhibition Around the World in the E3 art space at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery. In the 8 months leading up to the exhibition, Kellie created her works and was mentored by fellow artist Gregory Carosi. After Kellie’s opening, a forum was hosted about Kellie’s exhibition and Supported Studios. It was hosted by artists Isobel Lambert and Wayne Emerson.