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Jenna Muir, Andrew Copolov, Fi Wilson, Nell Fraser , Orissa Keane, Amy Weng, Sandra Bridie, Joslyn Hobbis, Tamara Tallent, Georgia Cheesman, Bethany O'Connor, Emmy Robinson-Shaw, Bridget Barnett, Mark Schroder, Channon Goodwin, Priya Namana

9 Sep–5 Dec 2022

On the premise of self-organised practice, Blindside will facilitate digital exchanges between three Naarm-based spaces and three parallel spaces in Aotearoa New Zealand. Through a series of online planning sessions, we will facilitate discussions between the organisations in order to devise the final public program. This program is the first in the series of Co-Ordinate, with this iteration engaging Naarm-based Blindside, Melbourne Art Library and George Paton Gallery and Aotearoa-based RM Gallery, The Physics Room and Ramp Gallery.

Each pairing will meet over three-four mapping sessions. In dialogue with each other, paired organisations will work together over the course of eight weeks, meeting regularly to formulate self-organised activities/ discussions/ workshops that are recorded and documented online and via social media.

These digital/online explorations will look to how our spaces are run and bring together a series of programs exploring parallel processes and ways of working, with the potential for future collaborative practice and co-hosted programs across Oceania. Digital streaming will allow global audiences and audiences with varying access needs to participate, and rethink and expand the concept of mobility through testing dynamic engagement models that include digital, hybrid and in-person connection.

Through a reciprocal engagement with our neighbours in Aotearoa, we hope to understand the potential for self-directed conversation and consider what it might mean to be an artist-run space today, and to challenge its origins and limitations. This approach will foster risk-taking, experimentation and innovation in creation, distribution, connection, and profile-building.

Project 1: Tamara Tallent, Joseph Doggett-Williams, Joslyn Hobbis, Bridget Barnett


Co-Ordinate Symposium, Public Program | BLINDSIDE


Blindside ARI ___________ RM Gallery
Georgia Cheesman, Public Programs Coordinator, Blindside
Bethany O’Connor, Board Member, Blindside
Emmy Robinson Shaw, Public Programs Intern, Blindside
Mark Schroder, RM Gallery
Jill Sorensen, RM Gallery

Melbourne Art Library ___________ The Physics Room
Nell Fraser, MAL
Fi Wilson, MAL
Andrew Copolov, MAL
Jenna Muir, MAL
Orissa Keane, The Physics Room
Amy Weng, The Physics Room

George Paton Gallery ___________ Ramp Gallery

Sandra Bridie, Director, George Paton Gallery
Tamara Tallent, Student, University of Melbourne
Joseph Doggett-Williams, Student, University of Melbourne
Hollie Tawhiao, Ramp Gallery
Wendy Richdale, Ramp Gallery
Joslyn Hobbis, Student, Wintec’s School of Media Arts
Bridget Barnett, Student, Wintec’s School of Media Arts

Round Table ___________
These sessions culminate in an online round table conversation across all spaces in December 2022.

Online, Talk, Symposium

A series of digital exchanges between three Naarm-based spaces to three parallel spaces in Auckland Tamaki Makaurau, hosted online + live streamed.

Co-Ordinate Symposium: 5 Dec 2022, 6:30am–8:30am

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.

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The Nicholas Building

Room 14, Level 7, 37 Swanston Street

Melbourne, Victoria, 3000

Wednesday – Saturday, 12-6pm
Closed on public holidays
(+61) 3 9650 0093

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Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.


Working on unceded sovereign land of the Wurundjeri and Boon Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation, Blindside pays respect to Elders, past, present and emerging.