THIS IS DEFINITELY NOT A CHAIR
Artworks created by the FCAC School Holiday Arts Program participants in collaboration with the indirect Object artists.
Readymades (found object sculptures)
Created January 15 & 16 Young people in the Outsiders (grade 1-2) and Cubists (grade 3-4) created found object sculptures inspired by Dadaist Readymades. On the first day, participants were divided into groups and given a secondhand, non-structural rescue chair as their starting point. They were encouraged to disassemble, reassemble and alter both the form and the function of their chairs. On the second day, groups were invited to incorporate small found objects and recycled materials into their designs.
Created January 14 The Surrealists (grade5–6) worked alone and in pairs to design and make their own large-scale “stained glass window” in response to the view through the RSG feature window. At the time, the Melbourne skyline was obscured by thick smoke haze. The final artworks capture this moment in time, depicting the haze, as well as the river, trees, roof tops and passing vehicles.
Transparent materials were donated scrap and later reused in Chromatica.
All chairs sourced responsibly, and all chair parts have been recycled into new art.
Picture frames, some chairs, found objects, and recycled materials generously donated by Geelong community members to our Renew Geelong studio.