The annual project Curtain Call brings together works by artists who have previously exhibited at BLINDSIDE. For Curtain Call 2016 SOAP will use the curatorial position to examine the role of the artist in relation to the gallery and the channels of exchange between artist and institution.
Using a ‘call and response’ method, SOAP have contacted all artists who exhibited at BLINDSIDE in the years 2004 –2009, inviting them to participate in Curtain Call. As the first 5 years of operation for BLINDSIDE this period was selected by SOAP out of a curiosity to consider the past–future and the legacy of the new millennium. The potential for an excess of artists and the resulting scarcity of exhibition space is a focus and experiment of this curatorial process. The call and response method addresses the challenges of working artists in Australia: the networks formed inside and outside of the internet, the scarcity of cheap gallery space and the sparse public and private funds to remunerate artists.
Participating artists: Aly Aitken, David Akenson, Santina Amato, Rachel Ang, Jessie Angwin, Beth Arnold, Nick Ashby, Eleanor Avery, James Avery, Jill Barker, Selina Braine, Merric Brettle, Kiera Brew Kurec, Michele Burder, Ben Byrne, Kate Cotching, Bridget Currie, Anna Daly, Jared Davis, Julia Davis, Clare Humphries, Zoe De Luca, Rehgan De Mather, Kim Demuth, Hazel Dooney, Daniel Dorall, Craig Easton, Kel Glaister, Katya Grokhovsky, Michelle Hamer, Jim Hart, PJ Hickman, Stephanie Hicks, Joyce Huang, Amanda Johnson, Lisa Jones, Dena Kahan, Helen Kelly, Anusha Kenny, Susan Lincoln, Michael Lindeman, Natalya Maller, Amy Marjoram, Jessica McElhinney, Pamela See, Julie-Anne Milinski, David Mutch, Kirsten Perry, Debra Porch, Clare Rae, Steven Rendall, Mandy Ridley, Dunja Rmandic, Susan Robb, Giles Ryder, Elizabeth Shaw, Tai Snaith, Lisa Stewart, Andrew Tetzlaff, Jade Venus, Paul White, Jordan Wood, Sary Zananiri