Object Therapy is a research project and exhibition that explores creative transformation and the value of repair. It is a project by Hotel Hotel developed in collaboration with UNSW Art & Design and ANU School of Art and Design. You can read all about it in the Object Therapy project listing.
Object Therapy is currently touring regional galleries around Australia as a part of ‘ADC On Tour’, the Australian Design Centre‘s national touring program. ADC is partnering with Hotel Hotel for the first time to develop and deliver an eight-venue national tour supported by the Australian Government’s, Visions of Australia (Visions) program.
Australian Design Centre – 6 April to 7 June 2017
Noosa Regional Gallery – 30 November 2017 to 22 January 2018
South Australian School of Art – 13 February to 17 March 2018
Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery – 4 May to 23 June 2018
Design Tasmania – 7 July to 10 October 2018
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery – 26 October to 2 December 2018
Lismore Regional Gallery – 13 July to 8 September 2019
Tamworth Regional Gallery – 21 September to 27 October 2019
Repairing. It’s something our grandparents definitely did, but something we are doing less and less. In today’s society repaired objects are often perceived as being of less value. Object Therapy was a project that challenged this preconception, celebrating repair as a creative process that can add value. Object Therapy was a research and making project that culminated in a public exhibition that encouraged us to rethink our consumption patterns and re-evaluate the broken objects that surround us. It explored the almost forgotten role of repair in our society and its possibilities. The project was developed in collaboration with the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and the Australian National University (ANU) and through a research-based approach it was an investigation into the culture of ‘transformative’ repair as practiced by local, interstate and international artists and designers.