IT'S BEEN A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF AND
EXPLORE THE ALTERNATIVE ARCHIVE…
Regional artists and curators are coming together to create their community’s unique interpretation of a unifying central brief, The Alternative Archive (created by Lead Curator, Anna Louise Richardson)
This ground breaking series of thirteen inter-connected, regionally generated, group exhibitions and one survey exhibition (at John Curtin Gallery) delivered by the Creative Grid collective, has been initiated through the Regional Arts Partnership Program (RAPP). It is a project of ambitious scope, linked by shared vision and common purpose. It is the first of its kind in WA, and represents the first survey of contemporary visual arts practice in the State for two decades.
‘The Alternative Archive’ exhibition series re-frames the way local communities perceive their social contexts: unearthing stories that have been lost or kept hidden; retelling stories that have been forgotten or need to be told in a new way; and unveiling stories that have just been born. Through this process of exploration and transformation the project enhances community curiosity, vibrancy, and well-being. It simultaneously builds the profile, capacity and sustainability of individuals and organisations within the regional arts sector as a whole.
“The Alternative Archive is helping instill a new sense of optimism within the regional visual arts sector and a healthy sector means healthier communities for regional WA. It’s a win win all round.” says Project Coordinator, Fiona Sinclair (of Southern Forest Arts).