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Made of Holes by Lucy Irvine
Made of Holes by Lucy Irvine
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Wayforming: Community Collaboration

Wayforming is a community collaboration with artist Lucy Irvine, in response to the Kengo Kuma’s NAMOKO installation for Design Canberra 2018. Over 3 weekends the public will be invited to explore the lake’s edge through weaving sculptural forms, connecting Belconnen Art Centre to its surrounding environment and bringing people together in a material response and expression of place.

Architecture is ultimately about materials, it is a conversation between materials and human beings.  The world is a large, enigmatic thing, but through materials, through their concrete presence, a dialogue is possible with human beings. - Kengo Kuma
As a local dialogue with Kengo Kuma’s installation NAMAKO, Made of holes and its accompanying community collaboration Wayforming present a materials-based exploration of knowledge making. Lucy Irvine re-purposes utilitarian materials, transforming our aesthetic experience of those materials through sculptural weaving. Weaving becomes an adaptive system through which form and ideas emerge in the process of making, not to a predetermined design. The work asks: how do we approach things that are yet unknown? In designing for space and place, what can we learn from responsive, intuitive methods generated by the body as much as the mind?

The community are be invited to collaborate with the artist, Lucy Irvine, in the making of the installation 10am-2.00pm on Sat 3, 10 and 17 November. Other times for specific groups could be arranged through Belconnen Arts Centre. The resulting work will be exhibited 18 Nov – 14 Dec.