Saturday 8 June 2013, 1.00 - 4.30pm
Monash University Museum of Art
FREE /// bookings required
Situated on a generous block, 11 Princes Avenue is the last residential property standing within the heart of the Monash University Caulfield campus. Located amongst a multi-storey car park, the student campus centre and Faculty buildings, the house is a detached Edwardian with generous gardens, driveway and garage, bounded by fencing and hedges.
Such properties are referred to by developers as ‘nail houses’ or ‘holdouts’. To the owner occupiers, however, “it's not just a house... it's a home”, to quote Darryl Kerrigan from the film The Castle. It is expected that in the not so distant future the building will no longer stand.
As part of their project for Direct Democracy, artists A Centre for Everything invite you to take part in a drawing and painting exercise to record this moment in history. A selection of the works produced on the day will be displayed in Direct Democracy and one work will be donated to the owners of the house.
A Centre for Everything (Gabrielle de Vietri & Will Foster) is a collaborative project established in 2012. Open to anyone who wishes to participate, the project takes form as a series of regular events modelled on a Venn diagram of disparate interests that manifest as workshops, discussions, activities, and meals.