For No Vacancy’s latest exhibition, 25 writers, poets and songwriters, including Ali Barter, Bertie Blackman, Lior and Marieke Hardy, have contributed a sentence, a scribble or a song lyric to Duality. These contributions were then randomly paired with local visual artists, who were each given a blank archival rag and seven days to create an artwork inspired by the words.
It’s not exactly a typical collaborative project, as the writers and visual artists don’t necessarily interact with one another, however the artist's subjective interpretation of the words given to them allows for the creation of new meaning. It's a genuinely great experiment.
Freelance photographer Shannyn Higgins is the brains behind Duality, and this is the second time she has brought writers and visual artists together for this project. The first Duality exhibition was in Vancouver, and Higgins is looking to continue the project in other countries. Don’t miss the Melbourne instalment of Duality, a wonderful example of this city’s creative minds influencing each other’s work.