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.

Click here for details about propositions and click here for artist information.

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

Thank you!


A big thank you to everyone who came to SUPER MARKET on Saturday, it was such a fantastic day and it was great to see so many people enjoying the spirit of exchange. I hope you had an excellent time and once again, thank you for being a part of the experience.

L-R: Greatest Hits, Sibling

L-R: Moop Jaw (Antuong Nguyen & Warran Wright), Jessica McElhiney & Jarrod Zlatic

L-R: Safari Team, Dell Stewart

L-R: Main gallery, Grant Nimmo

L-R: Geoff Newton, Jessica McElhinney & Jarrod Zlatic (back), Dell Stewart (front)

L-R: Damp, clay plant sculpture by Narelle Desmond

L-R: The Telepathy Project, Hotham Street Ladies

L-R: Kay Abude, People Collective

L-R: Ace Wagstaff (for Greatest Hits), As You Were Saying

L-R: For A Constructed World, sweet and savoury offering from Kim

L-R: Kiah GM, Agents of Proximity


The success of this project would not have been as easy without the generous support from the following people: all of the SUPER MARKET artists, collaborations and collectives, Jared Davis, everyone at Gertrude, Brona and Maria from City of Yarra council, Penny Modra, Peta from Simon Johnson, Ace, Tai & RRR, and Gavin Bell.

Photo credit: large images by Jared Davis, all other images by Kim Brockett


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