17 August – 3 September
Opens Wednesday 17 August 6pm-8pm
Uniquely Yours – 155a Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 2065
The OK Collective (Oliver Cloke and Kathy Heyward)
‘Uniquely Yours’ screams aloud the sign of the times as neighbouring art-spaces are sold off and threatened with gentrification, and it’s mimicry – initially coincidental – becomes both artwork and art statement.
Through spatial re-appropriation the viewer is left de-centred; the inhabitant develops their relationship to the space through action and alteration and the viewer becomes not unlike a domestic visitor or, alternately, dependent upon their own resonance within the space, a voyeur. A social game is developed as a form of artwork and allowance is made for direct observation of how people function within private space – the irony of course, being obvious.