PROJECTS OF THE EVERYDAY is OSCA’s ongoing commissioning program curated by Paul Gazzola that engages artists and the community in innovative spaces of making and experimentation.
PROJECTS OF THE EVERYDAY offers innovative South Australian artists long term on-site artist residencies to research, develop and present participatory projects that can bring about a greater understanding and awareness of the impact arts and culture can play in the everyday.
PROJECTS OF THE EVERYDAY simultaneously seeds, develops and presents artist-led projects in a model responsive to local ideas and situations and includes a series of walks, films, installations, community and artist forums, talks and workshops.
Major project outcomes are the final creative development of site-specific community based initiatives and champion OSCA’s interest to develop new forms of presentation that are then open to sector sharing and discussion.
PROJECTS OF THE EVERYDAY
– Seeks not answers but investigations into the local
– Blurs the boundaries between aesthetics, participation and public art events.
– Asks what constitutes the everyday and everyday life
– Offers artists time to critically engage with the local conditions of where they live and reflect upon the urban realities of their local community
– Asks people to meet and hang out
– Connects to the diversity of council initiatives that seek to foster new models of community participation and placemaking through the arts
Creek Lore by Laura Wills was a weekend of guided walks along First Creek involving the community to discusses public and private land ownership and share their ideas and experiences of the creek.
Foragers, Weed Gardens and Gatherings – Through a series of community focused workshops, gatherings, foraging expeditions, recipe exchanges and art events, FWG explores and celebrates contemporary and historical knowledge and use of local, native and imported vegetables, flowers, weeds and greens. Nov 2017
Gardens Dont Lie by Mona Khizam will work with 7 people and their gardens to create a series of videos, texts and photographic works that ask the community to engage with ideas about how our gardens reveal who we are. An installation will premiere in Tea Tree Gully and then relocate for 6 weeks to the Adelaide Airport terminal in 2018.
Monumental Appeal by Ben Leslie involves the greater community of Port Adelaide in the development of a set of public sculptures that traverse the line between participatory public monument, placemaking and playground equipment. An accompanying series of Port Adelaide community workshops will address the use of recycled materials in their creation.