Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Come! Join in the fun

The Abbotsford Convent has recently opened a contemporary art space called C3. Exhibitions change monthly and due to last minute hiccups an interesting exhibition is now going to take place in August and anyone can join in. It is happening quickly so read on and act fast if you want to join in.

The basis of the exhibition is founded in this idea:

"With digital cameras and the facebook/myspace/youtube phenomena, we are documenting our lives like never before. You can go online and see what your friends did last week, last night, last minute in any city or country in the world. Collections of photos on facebook are usually displayed in series, so you see an event unfolding in time and space. You can see someone's birthday party, a trip to the zoo or whatever. Generally people will take lots of images then whittle down the dodgy ones in-camera, until they have a set that tells the story. These sets can be portraits, landscapes, beautiful abstract blurry images or over-exposed nigh time flash pics... quick/instant/real... slow/considered/framed. Sometimes it is the unedited sets that contain the real story.
The gallery is looking for your Kodak moments in sets of 6 postcard sized photographs. The sets will be pinned to the wall in lines and sequences, following other peoples sets, and will be totally anonymous, in no kind of classified order. The beauty of this idea is that we really have no way of knowing the visual outcome of the work, or how people will view it, just that it will be a raw and curious collection."
You can submit us as many sets as you like. The gallery is asking that you either send/drop in your set(s) or email them to (hard copies are preferred as the gallery does not have a budget for this exhibition) A list of contributors will be displayed in the gallery, so you need to let them know if you want to be anonymous.

There is no restriction on what you submit, except for image size. Each image must be: Landscape format, 10cm x 15cm (4 x 6 inch). Here's an example of one set.

All images must be at the gallery by Tuesday August 5, or you can come down during the show and install on the spot.

Anyway, I thought I would share the love. Please feel free to join in and come down and check it out after August 6th when the exhibition begins. I'm going to contribute a set or two.


Melanie Gray Augustin said...

What an interesting sounding exhibition! I'll see if I can put something together to contribute for it.

I also wanted to say thank you so much for your kind word and advice on my blog. They really mean a lot! I love the deck of cards idea! I'd actually been thinking of having some pull-out business card size phrases, but the idea of everything being able to be pulled out when needed is so much more in line with how I use guides when travelling. You've really got me thinking now!

CurlyPops said...

What a cool idea for an exhibition...I'll have to try to go and check it out!

Sasparilla Sue said...

That's a pretty awesome idea! I'd love to send something in but it's kind of a bummer that I won't be able to go check it out in person. Maybe I'll just have to plan a last minute trip!!