About the project
Our relationships with tools are obvious, subtle and complex. We love and fear them; they are the means by which we improve and change our lives.
'What, a Tool' is a cross-community project involving local arts and cultural organisations working together to engage new audiences to investigate and celebrate our relationships with tools - past, present and future.
The project includes exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations and events with a vast array of historical tools, heritage crafts, new inventions and performances to ignite a love for the creations we make to solve the task at hand…
Part of the What, a Tool Project
Curated by Jude van der Merwe
Instrumental: The distinct pleasures of tools invites eleven, successful mid-career artists to examine their relationship with the tools they use on a daily basis as they create artworks, and the imagined tools that provide the answers to life, the universe and everything.
Contributing artists Olga Cironis, Geoffrey Drake-Brockman, Kevin Draper, Stuart Elliott, Sarah Elson, Dawn and Phil Gamblen, Peter Hill, Angela McHarrie, Denise Pepper, Monique Tippett and Tony Windberg.
Artists Rory Paton, Adam Ismail and William Leggett share insights into the industrial, multidisciplinary arts undertaken at Studio Payoka. Remembering Tomorrow will push three and two dimensional practices to new levels though assemblage, mould making, constructed objects, experimental print and expressive painting/drawing techniques.
OPEN SUN 7 OCT 10AM - 3PM, WED TO FRI 10AM – 5PM
Artists are constantly inventing new realities and experimenting with versions of past histories. Re-imagined Railyard brings visual arts and social history together to evoke personal memories attached to the locally treasured Midland Railway Workshops. Historic train tools, oral histories and new technologies are presented alongside large-scale curated photographic works of remaining object found at the Midland Workshops by artist Eva Fernandez.