ɪnˈhabɪt, presented by DEXUS Property Group
A true study of ‘art at work’ in’habit uses photo booths in city office buildings to create portraits in collaboration with artists onsite and online.
Pop in during lunchtime on 1-2 March and have a free photo with your workmates and friends, then watch as these photobooth images are used to create an original artwork on site 8-9 March.
It’s all part of brining a little bit of art, and the Spectrum Now Festival, to your work day.
12 – 2pm Monday – Friday only
60 Miller Street, North Sydney
All proudly owned and managed by DEXUS Property Group
Sue Murray (onsite at 60 Miller Street, North Sydney 8-9 March)
Jo Meisner (onsite 1 Margaret Street, Sydney 8-9 March)
Margaret Ackland (onsite at 383 Kent Street, North Sydney 8-9 March)
About the Exhibition
In’habit is an exciting interactive art event taking place from 1-16 March as part of this year’s the Spectrum Now Festival. Presented by DEXUS Property Group, this project forges new connections through a unique collaborative art event within Sydney office towers.
Taking and sharing digital photos has never been so easy or so ubiquitous from the cradle to the grave and become an ever-present activity for us all.
No single form of photograph sums up this contemporary preoccupation better than the ‘selfie’. How and what we present to the world is an ever shifting consideration of how we want others to see us, or how we want to ‘curate’ the image of our lives.
in’habit brings together three artists who use photographs as the starting point for their artworks. Each artist works with photos, as captured moments of the real world, to explore and engage with both personal and collective notions of ‘lived experience’.
About the exhibition:
Sue Murray uses new digital drawing tools to mesh a new form of digital portraits. Her approach allows for the overlaying of fictional and real aspects of the sitter’s personality and interests to be included in the picture. Showing something beyond the surface representation to interpret and expand these portraits to reveal a more multidimensional portrait. For the last decade she has worked with people to them enable them to express themselves through photography. Sue has been awarded numerous grants for her artwork with people with disability.
Sue will be working onsite at 60 Miller Street, North Sydney on 8-9 March.
Margaret Ackland will work with images from the newspaper and from images taken at photo booths in office foyers and transform them into watercolour paintings. In this series, she places each image together in a different space, literally and metaphorically she puts them on a different page. As part of in’habit, Ackland will include images of people participating in the collaboration in her ongoing series The Watercolour News. She will be painting off and onsite at 383 Kent Street, Sydney on 8 -9 March.
Jo Miesner explores the dislocation we can experience being simultaneously present and absent, as new technologies have given us the means to do. Her series of work Alone and Together explores these themes and continues with the images she will make for this project. Working with photographic images on transparencies, her work recalls something of the old world of black and white negatives despite being the result of high tech digital production. Jo will be working onsite at 1 Margaret Street 9 March.
About DEXUS Property Group:
DEXUS Property Group is one of Australia’s leading real estate groups, investing directly in high quality Australian office and industrial properties. With $21.1 billion of assets under management, the Group also actively manages office, industrial and retail properties located in key Australian markets on behalf of third party capital partners.
The Group manages an office portfolio of 1.8 million square metres located predominantly across Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth and is the largest owner of office buildings in the Sydney CBD, Australia’s largest office market.