Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Art's Birthday 2009

Art's Birthday 2009, Town Centre Complex, Gosford, at the Gosford Art Flux Forum's

Monday, January 12, 2009

Idea Exchange Bureau

Gosford Art Flux Forum

Idea Exchange Bureau

A free exchange bureau, trading in art (and other) ideas, will operate in one of the vacant shops in the Town Centre Shopping Complex, Gosford, from the 17th to the 25th of January, 2009.

On site services.

Idea Exchange.
- Bring in your idea and exchange it for one brought in by another customer.
- Repairs. Customers can bring in old ideas for repair, restoration, redesign or battery replacement.
- Used and pre-loved art ideas recycled.
- Buy Nothing. Get one Free.

- Individual consultations and group sessions available.

Installation - Changing daily.
Visual Archive
Reading Room
Outdoor siting and erection of a 'Big Thing', The Big Idea roadside tourist attraction for Gosford.

Art’s Birthday Party.

On the 17th of January, to celebrate the 1,000,046th international birthday of art, as proposed by French artist Robert Filliou in 1963 - there will be a reenactment of the making of the first work of art.

In the spirit of Filliou’s No-Plays there will be no opening.

No-Play #1
This is a play nobody must come and see. That is, the not-coming of anyone
makes the play. Together with the very extensive advertising of the spectacle through
newspapers, radio, T.V., private invitations, etc. . . .
No one must be told not to come.
No one should be told that he really shouldn’t come.
No one must be prevented from coming in any way whatsoever!!!
But nobody must come, or there is no play.
That is, if the spectators come, there is no play. And if no spectators come, there
is no play either . . . I mean, one way or the other there is a play, but it is a No-Play.
Robert Filliou, c. 1964

Robert Filliou lighting the cake at Art's 1,000,010th Birthday Celebration, Aachen 1973. Photo: Neue Galerie, Stadt im alten Kurhaus, Aachen, from - Robert Filliou: From Political to Poetical Economy, Morris and Helen Belkin Gallery, Vancouver, 1995.

Ideas can be brought in in person at the appointed times (TBA) or forwarded via gaff@brownscows.com

Textures of Place

Textures of Place consists of 4 installations/works in progress which are to be presented in vacant shops (on level one) in the Town Centre Shopping Complex, Gosford, from
the 15th to the 27th of January, 2009.

The exhibition is being ‘facilitated’ by Ccabd (Central Coast Artist Business Directory)
in conjunction with GBID (Gosford Business Improvement District) and Gosford City Council.

Shop spaces have been allocated to:
Peter Baka
GAFF (Gosford Art Flux Forum)
Josephine Laina
Sharyn Walker.

Thursday, January 01, 2009