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: Tao Wells
Unemployed New Zealander on Welfare in Melbourne with $500 Arts Grant
Artist, Education, Institute and Conflict
This workshop is an attempt to discover how to compete and beat art that perpetuates capitalism. It’ll offer a sales pitch at artists who work for Universities to visibly tag themselves with their public sponsorship and accept this role, protected by law, so we can see evidence of a level playing field. In this workshop, participants will collaborate on, buy or make for themselves, works, whose economics are visible.
Participants please meet at the Biennial Lab Hub, 145 Victoria St, Melbourne you will then be taken to the workshop location within the Market.