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Creative Development Shed Residency Exhibition

4 Jun 202210:00am to 4:00pmAll AgesFree

Stop by F Shed (Peel Street end) and explore the incredible talents of some of Melbourne’s best artists in collaboration with Queen Victoria Market. This Saturday from 10am to 4pm, Matthew Benjamin, Jessie Scott and Cassandra Tytler will be exhibiting their sight responsive works at Shed 23 and 26.

Matthew Benjamin has oriented their work around the space’s history as a horse stable by creating installations and sculptures out of saddles and straw, while also including the location’s current function by working with leather workers from the neighbouring stalls.

Cassandra Tytler’s Frutti Tutti uses the object of ‘fruit’ to investigate consumerism, waste, and the social, environmental, and cultural effects tied in with this. Frutti Tutti is presented across the QVM market, where the audience is invited to follow a map to find QR codes where they can watch a series of videos on their phone.

Jessie Scott’s Video Art Video Shop is a pop-up library that collects unwanted, unloved and unseen video art that has been collecting dust on shelves and in personal archives.  “As the head librarian, I lovingly ingest these items into my temporary library, symbolically re-instating them into the art historical archive, before offering them to the public for redistribution”. Visitors can browse the collection and sign up to loan a video out.

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