Words: Erin Irwin
For one day only, more than 140 artists and collectives from around Greater Sydney will converge at Carriageworks’ Blacksmith’s Workshop to sell their works directly to the public, with CUT N POLISH: Artist Car Boot Sale returning for a second year. In a giant marketplace for art, this event allows the public to engage directly with artists to purchase works of all shapes and sizes.
Participants have been selected by artists Consuelo Cavaniglia, Jonny Niesche and Brendan Van Hek who founded the project, in consultation with Carriageworks Assistant Curator Stephanie Berlangieri and First Nations Program Assistant, Katherine Stone.
“Established by artists for artists, the event is a wonderful opportunity to meet and hear directly from local practitioners and learn more about the making of their work in an inclusive and casual environment”, say the founders, who have initiated several projects with the aim of creating opportunities for artists.
Among the many artists both established and emerging, highlights that visitors will find include Zanny Begg, Shahroud Ghahani, Gathered (a collective made up of Anna Seymour, Charli Rose Gerry and Claire Paul), Lara Merrett, Leeanne Hunter, Hugh Stewart, Kien Situ, Mason Kimber, Our Neon Foe (an artist-run initiative including Priscilla Bourne, Kate Brown, Kit Bylett, Raquel Caballero, Adrian De Giorgio, Sophie Kitson and Owen Lewis), Sione Falemaka, arts company Studio A, and Barbara Campbell and Helen Grace as Campbell and Grace Unlimited.
“CUT N POLISH is a fantastic event and we’re proud to welcome it back to Carriageworks,” states acting Carriageworks CEO Jonty Claypole, “It provides a unique platform to directly support the practices of our local artist community, being free to participate and 100% of the profits going back to the artists. CUT N POLISH is an opportunity to take art out of the usual gallery context and create a space where artists and the general public can come together.”
CUT N POLISH: Artist Car Boot Sale will run on Sunday 7 May from 11am – 4pm.
For more information, visit Carriageworks’ website here.
The full list of participating artists includes: Lisa Andrew; Balgarra Designs (Joanne Cassady); Lionel Bawden; Zanny Begg; Kieran Butler; Elia Bosshard, Mimi Kind & Eliza Savage; Sarinah Caecilia and Matt Paterson; Campbell and Grace Unlimited (Barbara Campbell and Helen Grace); Cloudship Press (Susie Nelson and Tessa Zettel); Vita Cochran; Lillian Colgan, Blake Lawrence, Jesse Rye and Leen Rieth; Creeps (Paula do Prado, Ali Noble, Remi Siciliano and Brigitta Summers); Ashisha Cunningham and Josee Vesely-Manning; DARLINGS (Corey Black, Ella Burke, Samu Carvajal, Joshua Heath, Alexandra Jonscher, Dean Qiulin Li, Annabelle McEwen, Wolfgang Saker, Gregory Uzelac and Lyla Dushas); Mitchel Davis; Rox De Luca; Kelly Dolly; Chris Dolman and Paul Williams; Sione Falemaka; Gathered (Charli Rose Gerry, Claire Paul and Anna Seymour); Get Kinetic (Szymon Dorabialski, Jesse Hogan, Audrey Newton, Nadia Odlum and Monica Rani Rudhar); Shahroud Ghahani; Emma Maye Gibson AKA Betty Grumble; Gilbert Grace; Nani Graddon, Mark Merrikin and Lucy Whitelaw; Sylvia Griffin and Sue Pedley; Melissa Jean Harvey; Higher Ground Studios (Chanelle Collier, Anthony Hodgkinson, Amber Hearn, Orson Heidrich, Thomas Thorby-Lister, Neil Tomkins, Jamie Preisz and Joe Wilson); Morgan Hogg and Roisin Spencer; Mungo Howard and Taylor Steel; Locust Jones and Vicky Browne; Claudia Kent; Jerelen Projects (Jeremy Kirwan-Ward and Helen Smith); Tom Langlands; Jessica Leffley; Belem Lett; Little Yellow Studio Collective (Nico Bauer, Cassia Glynn Bray, Carina Capone, Clare Mueller, Thomas Sandberg and Tom Sinclair); Holly Macdonald; Anna Mould, Hugh Black and Sean Crowley; Lara Merrett and Hugh Stewart; Sanné Mestrom; Millie Mitchell; More Than Reproduction; Jennifer Oh; Jana Ortanez, Sophie Rhodes, Annabel Scanlen and Annie Areum Shin; Sara Oscar and Maya Stocks; Our Neon Foe (Priscilla Bourne, Kate Brown, Kit Bylett, Raquel Caballero, Adrian De Giorgio, Sophie Kitson and Owen Lewis); PALMS (Connie Anthes, Dylan Batty, Julia Bavyka, Kate Scardifield, Zan Wimberley and Louise Zhang); Rebecca Shanahan; Shirlow St Studios (William Cooke, Fernando do Campo, Emma Fielden, Stevie Fieldsend, Victoria Hempstead, Emily Parsons-Lord, Philjames and Shan Turner-Carroll); Kien Situ and Mason Kimber; Slow Cooked (Leila Khazma and Sibylla “Billie” Robertson); Studio A; Studio ARTES; Tactical Space Lab; Tiles Lewisham (Chris Burton, Andriana Carney, Troy Donaghy, Marcus Dyer-Harrison and Olga Svyatova); Mark Trewhella; Jenny Tubby; Wiradjuri Aura (Leeanne Hunter); Wood N Clay (Andy Snelgar and Hanna Deer).
This article was posted 29 March 2023.
Image: CUT N POLISH 2022. Photo: Jacquie Manning. Courtesy: Carriageworks, Sydney.