The Art of Conversation
31 October - 25 November
31 October – 25 November 2017
Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
…a colloquial and visual dialogue around the arts, community, collectivity and what it’s like to be young.
The artwork pictured here is part of a larger collaborative exhibition series presented by tbC, a Melbourne-based artist run initiative. A fine ‘mesh-like’ layer of text and accompanying imagery present a colloquial and visual dialogue around the arts, community, collectivity and what it’s like to be young. This artwork is also the focal point of a digital app called, The Art of Conversation – an app designed to engage wider audiences in such conversations. On scanning this work, with a free app on an apple device, you are invited to engage in creative conversations. Download tbC’s The Art of Conversation app from the App Store and try it out!
tbC is an artist run initiative that offers young people a studio environment to locate their arts practice in and to launch creative careers from. This nearly 10 year old youth driven/adult mentored arts program provides young artists with space, materials, mentoring and opportunities to participate in and lead collaborative art projects – promoting a ‘new status’ for young creatives via an autonomous and experimental arts model. Young artists claim professional recognition via highly ‘visible’ contemporary creative activity and the arts model attracts a broad and sustained youth membership.
tbC engages young artists (and artist mentors) in a variety of professional art making processes, mediums, and collaborative practices, juggling social engagement, education and high art outcomes. tbC’s practice is gaining national and international recognition with research and partnership projects across Australia and the UK. tbC is not a hang-out, it’s taken very seriously by the young artists as a creative lab for the development of artistic careers.