How do we define work done for a reward other than money? Where does work end and leisure begin? The Specialists examines how artistic labour operates for these female Melbourne-based artists and collectives including Next Wave Alumni TLR Collective’s Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris and Briony Galligan, Melissa Deerson and Katie Sfetkidis who have come together to swap notes, set themselves tasks, tell stories by the water cooler and dig for gold in an investigation of how their practice fits in with wider notions of earning a living. Spanning routine and inspiration, luck, capital and ritual, this exhibition looks at how creative work is sometimes work, and sometimes play.
7 – 24 November 2012
Blindside Gallery, Melbourne