Thunderbox: Cross Stitch

Presented at Metro Arts as part of their Emerging Artistic Director program in December 2013

This program of work presented at Metro Arts was a scrapbook of possible relationships between contemporary art making, engaged urban, regional and remote communities and local audiences.

Each of the artists selected were already creating and experimenting with new and varied ways of sharing their stories through their art making. For Thunderbox, I asked them to select a particular work, idea or project and open it up for conversation, development and exchange with selected communities and audience.

 This program was also apart of ongoing research focused on developing responsive frameworks for sharing contemporary art process. Thunderbox: Cross Stitch did not wait for work to be ‘finished’ but rather presented the process, the checkpoints, the research, and the experiment as the work develops, divulges and rebuilds. 


Zane Trow: 1983: Dedicated to Hugh H., who’s not listening
Robert Millet: I was originally going to poison you
Lenine Bourke: Something Said - lines from life that made me feel something
Mck Mckeague: Hiding Place
Matthew Day: Open Relationships 
Andrew Tuttle: 4064, rezoned Link to Artists/Collaborators
Edwina Lunn: Mouse Art Link to Artists/Collaborators
Nathan Stoneham and Park Younghee: I will sing to you Link to Artists/Collaborators
Thomas Quirk: The Walking Project Link to Artists/Collaborators
Astrid Joyce: hellloooooo Link to Artists/Collaborators
New Weird Australian Compilation: New Weird Australia - Rural, Regional & Remote Link to Artists/Collaborators

Metro Arts Event Page

Thunderbox: Cross Stitch Review

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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.