happy shopper

Pocket Rocket Kim Brockett of Craft Hatch and Insert Coin Here fame has brought together another enviable collection of arteests to participate in her latest curatorial idea-a-thon SUPER MARKET . Really it's a stroke of genius - the show brings together artists and collectives to ply their superfluous wares in exchange for offerings from the public. "By relying upon barter (the original method of consumption) and excluding currency, SUPER MARKET is an invitation to engage directly with the process of trade and negotiation." Viewers become participants in the exchange, invited to bring along whatever they have to offer, from unwanted object to valuable skill, bad idea to good intention. Smart cookie that Brockett, and a brilliant premis for a show.We're letting you know in advance so you have time to check out some of whats on offer and think/whip up hot trading items for barter as it's a one day only type sale. Some of our favourites so far include:

Some things I will have will probably be a neon builders twine snake necklace and plant hanger along with some ceramic bits and pieces and maybe a hand drawn pillowcase or two. I hope for something interesting in return - some friendly art or object I guess, though I am also intrigued by other peoples skills, useless or not.
If all else fails you could perhaps negotiate with handmade goods or bake me something.

I will cut your profile in 2 minutes in exchange for french cheese and beagle parapheranalia.

Ralph Lauren in exchange for flowers, fabric, wrapping paper, Fanta and not having to talk in return.

Participating artists include: Adam Cruickshank, Agents of Proximity, As You Were Saying, A Constructed World, Damp, Dell Stewart, Geoff Newton, Grant Nimmo, Greatest Hits, Hotham Street Ladies, Kay Abude, Kiah GM, People Collective, Safari Team, Sibling and The Telepathy Project.
SUPER MARKET is part of the Always Moving festival currently taking place at Gertrude Contemporary Art Space, Saturday 3 July from 11am to 4pm. Be there.


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