Workshop is a vital aspect as it becomes a crucial part of our installation.Slow Art Collective works with a wide range of people regardless the age, gender, race.We have worked in numbers of places including National Gallery of Victoria, Artplay, Castlemaine Festival and Fun 4 kids festival in Warnnambool Art Gallery.

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Leaf House Redux @Signal, 2014

Signal is an art space for teenagers on the banks of the Yarra, Melbourne,
they create programs here that go beyond the art education that these kids would
experience as part of a high school curriculum e.g.robotics, writing code, 3d printing, graffiti etc.

We recreated the work commissioned for M Pavillion incorporating the workshop attendees as equal collaborators. We discussed ideas with them such as the idea of working as a collective and successful ways in which collectives can operate, we also talked about how to design a space from the point of view of an audience member, basic structural concepts and how to improvise with materials. The best workshops are when the students take over and need no direction, this was one of those.

Bow River @C3, Abbotsford 2014 (Dylan Martorell, Chaco Kato guest artists: Ringo Watanabe, Inez Martorell)

The Slow Art Collectives interest in various aspects of d.i.y.culture found a source close to home when we discovered that both our children had found a mutual obsession in hand made archery. A healthy obsession that we both happily encouraged.
Of course this was also the perfect medium for exploring the various confluences of material improvisation,sonic architecture and survivalist skills disguised as entertainment SAC has explored throughout its brief lifespan.

Working with our children as collaborators it was also an interesting way for us to expand our definition of the art collective, a floating collective that finds a strength in its lack of definition.
The installation consisted of a shooting gallery made up of an "exploded" drum kit hooked up to an old electric drum kit unit which triggered various percussive samples, 'Chinese opera' etc when successfully targeted by the archery participants.
Gallery walls where decorated with motifs mirroring the various circular targets as well as a wall dedicated to Ringo Watanabes d.i.y. weapon collection.
Inez and Ringo also conducted their own Mothers day bow and arrow construction workshop 
which you can see below.

Slow Rangoli @ArtPlay, Melbourne 2014

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Marlarky Workshop, Melbourne Now, Slow Art Collective (Dylan Martorell, Chaco Kato) @National Gallery of Victoria, 2014

KAERU Slow Art Collective (Tony Adams, Chaco Kato and Dylan Martorell), collaboration with Hiroshi Fuji @ ArtCentre Melbourne, 2011

A large scale, cross-cultural community art project – to create an enchanted garden at Hamer Hall. 

The KAERU project was about renewal, transformation, sustainability and collaborative art – themes that celebrate Art Centre Melbourne’s new Hamer Hall. Working with all kinds of recycled and organic materials Fuji and the Slow Art Collective extended an open invitation to local artists, students, and all the people of Melbourne to join them in creating an interactive garden installation on the upper terrace of the new Hamer Hall. The project was consisted 1st part: workshop and open studio, 2nd part: installation @ Hamer Hall.