Double Vision Artists Exchange
Double Vision was a visual, performing and creative arts exchange program between the City of Onkaparinga in South Australia and Logan City Council. Local artists were selected by each council to visit the partner city where they met with artists, undertook research and were inspired by the different environments. In response, each artist created artworks for exhibition in both Onkaparinga and Logan.
The Logan artists selected were: Therese Flynn-Clarke, Anne Grant, Fred Harrison, Nicola Hooper and Chrys Zantis. The Onkaparinga artists selected were: Mike Lucas, Anthony Fenwick, Cristina Metelli, Greg Tansell, Jen Wright and Suzanne Laslett.
The exchanges took place in May 2012 with the artists from Logan City visiting the City of Onkaparinga from 3–7 May. Onkaparinga artists visited Logan City from 17–21 May. The exhibition was first displayed at Stump Hill Gallery, McLaren Vale Visitor Information Centre, from 12 October to 11 November 2012. The final exhibition was held at Logan Art Gallery from 3 April until 11 May 2013.
A full-colour exhibition catalogue was published and can be downloaded as a PDF.
Double Vision challenged the artists to consider:
- What we know and what we take for granted
- The definitions of place and how it is perceived
- Our comfort zones - for artists and participants alike
- Each artist to try new styles, skills and media
The Double Vision project was supported by the Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF). RADF is a Queensland Government and Logan City partnership to support local arts and culture.
Logan City Council's Cultural Services Projects Officer received a Darling Travel Grant to enable her to accompany the Logan artists to the City of Onkaparinga. Council would like to thank the Gordon Darling Foundation for their generous support.
For further information on the Double Vision Artist Exchange please contact Cultural Services Projects Officer on (07) 3412 5426 or visit Double Vision - Artist Exchange