Soft infrastructure studio presents… Window Shopping
Contemporary Artists, Architects, Theatre organisations, local business work together to produce a festival in the suburban shops and in the public space of Glenroy called Window Shopping. This exhibition addresses the streetscape as social; drawing attention to how public spaces and private business are understood and navigated.
Artists collaborate with local business to create artwork that is subtly positioned inside the store, Agnes Whalan assist Toni in Pronto Trophies orders and uses the objects in shop to create music. EnEn See works to create installations as an alternative way to display products at Market of Hasson and produces imagery with herbs and spices from the store.
Free Theatre collective and Zheng Chin from Morelands Civics lab work together with Max’s barber shop to create a performance across the spaces.
Fern Smith recycles paper for Glenroy Foot Clinic to carefully constructed feet placed back into the shoes sold at the clinic.
Office who are a design and research practice are giving a talk at 3pm looking at ideas of the street as a political space but also a social space, and how the two are intrinsically linked.
Art critic Bridgid Hansen review for last years show
“The assembly of artist-installations force a viewer to do more than just look, but to enquire and interact with locals in order to get good glimpses of the work – a refreshing take on experiencing contemporary practice”
Dates: 22 September & 29 September
Opening celebrations: 12-3, talk by not for profit Architecture firm ‘Office’ 3-4
Closing celebrations: 29 September 3-4 Talk by Artists
Venue: Wheatsheaf road, Glenroy