SUPER MARKET brings together artists and collectives to ply their superfluous wares in exchange for offerings from the public. By relying upon barter (the original method of consumption) and excluding currency, SUPER MARKET is an invitation to engage directly with the process of trade and negotiation. Bring along whatever you have to offer – it could be an unwanted object or a valuable skill, a bad idea or a good intention – and swap it for something new.

Participating artists were: Adam Cruickshank, Agents of Proximity, As You Were Saying, A Constructed World, Damp, Dell Stewart, Geoff Newton, Grant Nimmo, Greatest Hits, Hotham Street Ladies, Jessica McElhinney & Jarrod Zlatic, Kate Smith, Kay Abude, Kiah GM, Moop Jaw (Antuong Nguyen & Warran Wright), People Collective, Safari Team, Sibling and The Telepathy Project.

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This event was part of an event series running alongside Always Moving (A performance laboratory in several parts), a group exhibition curated by Jared Davis. Always Moving was shown at Gertrude Contemporary Art Spaces (GCAS) from 18 June – 17 July 2010 in the front and main galleries.

SUPER MARKET was curated by Kim Brockett and took place on Saturday 3 July from 11am to 4pm at GCAS.

Monday, July 5, 2010


  • a chocolate soccer ball

  • a plastic giraffe toy

  • a tea towel

  • a muffin

  • a lemon

  • two tea cups

  • a fun size cherry ripe

  • turnips

  • somebody else's self-photocopy

  • hair

  • a picking of fennel

  • scarves

  • rocky road ingredients

  • lemonade

  • jellybeans

  • 1,000 words on the work traded

  • a finger knitted necklace by a sweet 8 year old

  • a tomato crate from Adelaide

  • 2 jokes:

    • so there's these two women having a cup of tea in the lounge room waiting for one of the husbands to come home from work. her friend sees him coming down the garden path and he's carrying a huge bunch of red roses.

      the wife turns to her friend and says "great, now i'll have to have my legs open all night." and her friend says "really? dont you have a vase?"

    • what do you call pigs in space?


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