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Placemats: a series of fundamental floors


Vella, JM, Placemats: a series of fundamental floors, Moonah Arts Centre, Hobart, Tasmania (2003) [Published Creative Work]

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Placemats was a collaborative project between the artist and 45 Tasmanian school students representing six schools. Participants drew and cut from carpet offcuts, plans of rooms in their domestic environments. These were then swapped with others in the group, who took them home to live with, for a week. Participants photographically documented, with disposable cameras, the invasion of these ‘foreign rooms’ within their private space. The exhibition, Placemats, brought together the 50 hand-cut carpets and 1000 photographs.

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Item Type:Published Creative Work
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Visual arts
Research Field:Fine arts
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Vella, JM (Mr John Vella)
ID Code:49146
Year Published:2003
Deposited By:Art (Hobart)
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2010-05-20

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