As part of the Public Art Melbourne Biennial Lab, The Mechanics Institute are running a series of workshops that allow participants to examine the values placed not only on market trade but on the trade of knowledge.
Workshop with: Natalie Thomas aka nattysolo.com
Artworld Survivor is an artist lead workshop that addresses the cultural sector as a field of exploitation. How can artists best Survive and achieve sustainability of career when the systems set up to offer support, are just as likely to exploit us? We will analyse how artists’ dreams of fame and fortune are used to take advantage of our labour and undermine our artistic power and value bases. Together, participants will identify common problems confronting artists, and workshop strategies for us to best get what they want without having a nervous breakdown.
Participants please meet at the Biennial Lab Hub, 145 Victoria St, Melbourne you will then be taken to the workshop location within the Market.