Ideas Platform

Making Now

8 Feb – 17 Feb 2019

Above: Making Now, 2019, installation view, Ideas Platform, Artspace, Sydney. Photo: Artspace
43–51 Cowper Wharf Roadway
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Sydney Australia

Making Now presents a diverse range of work from developing artists from the Woolloomooloo local community.

In collaboration with the Ozanam Learning Centre and in partnership with the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) and Artspace, Making Now is the culmination of a contemporary art program for artists from the community, engaged in art making and creative skills-based learning at the Ozanam Learning Centre in Forbes Street, Woolloomooloo. 

As part of this dedicated program practical workshops were conducted with artists Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran and Glenn Barkley to produce new ceramic pieces, expanding upon individual interests and expertise. The developing artists also visited contemporary art exhibitions at AGNSW and Artspace, with facilitation by Miranda Samuels, and used these encounters as inspiration to create new work. Each of the artist facilitators also worked alongside workshop participants in the Ozanam art room to produce pieces for the exhibition.

AGNSW and Artspace have been working with the local Woolloomooloo community, delivering programs, workshops and providing professional development opportunities. Making Now celebrates the wealth of practising artists within our local area.