Sunday, October 18, 2015

Arch-Loom 2 @Eltham

Art production by Slow Art Collective (Dylan Martorell, Chaco Kato)

@ Eadendale, Eltham, 2015
interactive/participatry installation for The Practically Green Festival
commission work for  Nillumbik Shire Council


Archi Loom 1 by Slow Art Collective


@Artplay, October 2015
Slow Art Collective (Dylan Martorell, Chaco Kato with guest artists Joseph Griffiths and Brian Spiteri) created a mammoth loom in the middle of Artplay in Fedration squire. Children collaborators came and refurbished to transform installation in the week.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Bamboo House Musique

Slow Art Collective (Dylan Martorell and Chaco Kato) @ Warrnambool Art Museum, Fun 4 Kids Festival 2015/Jul 

Bamboo House Musique was an interactive art experience which utilises re-purposed materials found on site and combines live plants incorporated with touch based electronics. A playful space set within a magical string construction for rest, craft, music creation and discovery – Warrnambool Art Gallery

Monday, May 4, 2015

Conflicted - the Town Hall Gallery Hawthorn

Conflicted: Adversaries in Art

Start:       Tuesday 21 April 2015
End:         Sunday 31 May 2015
Venue:     Galleries 1,2 & 3

Conflicted is an exploration of ways in which art looks into the difficult relationship between art and war.  Delving deeply into the nature of conflict and what lies at the heart of the human propensity to battle, the exhibition promises to take a sweeping view into what is a complex concern for all of humanity. 
At a time of reflection on the centenary anniversary of Gallipoli, Conflicted offers a blend of historical and contemporary investigations into the very idea of conflict.  The ways in which we understand adversarial relationships, the nature of competition and battle ingrained from our childhood, and how art is used to examine such ideas is put under the microscope.

Artists include:  Kieran Boland, Juan Ford, Siri Hayes, Slow Art Collective, Michael Peck, Mathew Greentree and Connor Grogan (representatives of International Airspace Operations).  Also featuring works from the Town Hall Gallery Collection.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Loomusica 2015 Castlemaine State Festival

Slow Art Collective (Chaco Kato, Dylan Martorell) Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo, students from Castlemaine Secondary College
Loomūsica is the Castlemaine State Festival’s signature arts mentorship project bringing together Slow Art Collective, Cuban artist Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo, and students from Castlemaine Secondary College. Together they will create a site-specific installation that honors the manufacturing history of the former Castlemaine Woollen Mills. Utilising re-purposed materials found on site and incorporating kinetic sculpture, robot components and basic DIY electronics, Loomūsica plays with the notions of loom and harp.

This adventurous collaboration offers an opportunity for our local young people to work with prominent Australian and international artists to explore sustainable practices and concepts of value: cultural, place, societal and material.
Slow Art Collective is a Melbourne-based artistic collective that focuses on creative practices and ethics relating to environmental sustainability, material ethics, DIY culture and collaboration.
Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo is based in Havana, Cuba. A former member of the acclaimed radical collective ‘Enema’, Edgar has exhibited extensively in Cuba and internationally. Loomūsica is his first work in Australia.