If you would like to do a Glassroom Project in 2018 or 19, please send your ideas to Margaret.Roberts@nas.edu.au. Below is a summary of the aims and arrangements.
The Glassroom is the glassed-in space on the ground floor of NAS Building 28. It has been used to show student and staff works since it was constructed as part of the renovation of the building a few years ago. The Glassroom Projects aims to formalise this use into a more focussed program, and use artists’ talks as openings.
Because the Glassroom is not a standard exhibition space, artists are asked to work site-specifically with the Glassroom as a site. Thus projects might engage with the Glassroom site via its physical space, its other formal qualities, its resemblance to a vitrine, its location under the chapel or at the centre of the campus, and so on. Site-specificity is understood broadly – to include any of the later terms such as site-responsiveness and so on, and to accommodate the various arguments over the term since it began to be used in the 1970s. For example while some artists insist that the term be limited to artwork that cannot be moved (reflecting Richard Serra’s claim over Tilted Arc), this program proposes that movability of a site-specific work should depend on how it is engaging with its site, or what its site actually is. If it is the unique history, use or shape of the site, then movability may be problematic. However if the site is the actual space we bodily occupy or the formal qualities found in many built places, or the whole planet even, then parts of that site may be found in many places, making movability reasonable because its site is so big.
- Projects are planned to be a month or 3 weeks duration – a program will be included here once more details are known.
- Works will not be invigilated as the door can be locked. This does not prevent limited use of space outside as long as it does not affect movement through the space. The two nearby vitrines will sometimes be available.
- The Glassroom has 2 double power points, access to wifi, and a ladder is available.
- Windows, walls and floor etc need to be returned to their found condition. Spak and small quantities of wall paint will be available from John Stanfield who will also check it is returned to the found condition.
- Set-up and pull-down time can be incorporated – explain your needs in your proposal
- Artists are asked to maintain the work during the course of the show.
- Documentation of the work will be included in this Glassroom blog. Please send text and images.
- Artists’ talks eg Tuesdays 12.45-1.15pm in seminar room building 11 to act as openings, where possible.