Welcome to Insert Coin Here, a group exhibition curated by Nella Themelios and Kim Brockett that is part of the 2010 L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival cultural program.
Below is some helpful information about the exhibition. Exhibition updates are posted below this post, so keep scrolling down to read more!
The Insert Coin Here vending machines contain limited edition 'fashion objects' which are randomly dispensed when a member of the public inserts a $2 coin. The artworks contained in the machines have been produced by over 60 Melbourne-based artists, designers and craft practitioners.
When is the opening night, so that I can come buy a drink and pat all the artists on the back?
Friday 12 March at 1000 £ Bend from 7pm to 11pm.
Will there be opening night shenanigans at each venue?
Unfortunately no, the machines will make a quiet entry and exit at each location. But if you'd like to celebrate with us let us know!
If you own a capsule:
Congratulations! You now own a piece of art.
To find out more about your new possession, click here to be look through the list of participating artists. Artists are arranged in alphabetical order according to first name.
Alternatively, click the artist's name in the list below to go straight to their post.
Each artist has an individual post featuring a brief introduction, image, details of the work, their artist statement and a link to their website (if they have one).
If you would like to know more about the artist or get in touch with them, email us. We'd be more than happy to help you out!
If you do not yet own a capsule, but would like to:
Fret not! Insert Coin Here is a mobile exhibition occupying 4 locations across the month of March. The machines will be in a different location every week. To make sure things keep running, we've divided the capsules up and allotted each week with a number of capsules. This means that while the capsules may run out before the week's end, they will be replenished in the following week - unless it's the final week of course!
Until that wonderful moment comes, save up those $2 coins and have a look through the list of artists to see what could potentially be yours.
If your capsule has a seal on it that says DO NOT OPEN:
DON'T OPEN IT!
Click here for instructions on what to do.