Joining Forces Collective
Earlier in 2013, myself and 5 other artist friends got together to see what would happen if we drew together, over and around each others work. The results were so surprising and imaginative that we decided to create an entire show around it. Hence, the Joining Forces Collective was born. The Joining Forces show consisted of around 20 small pieces, and three larger works: a 2 meter high Exquisite Corpse mobile, a 5.5. meter canvas painting and a layered acetate interactive piece.
The exhibition placed an emphasis on combined imaginations, acceptance of outcomes, braving uncertainty before beginning a new work, community, and finding a delightful zenith where shared visions and creativity meet. In terms of aesthetics, the works focus on traditional drawing and rendering techniques with inks, paints and pens.
The other brilliant artists in the collective are Jeffrey Phillips, Gemma Flack, Rhiannon Thomas, Brendan Ninness and Sebastian Berto. You can find out a bit more about us in this interview we did with Bend and Snap Market.
The 2-meter high Exquisite Corpse mobile. Each member of the collective drew a different part of the mobile without knowing what the other members were doing.
The layered acetate artwork, which the viewers were encouraged to pull apart and view individual layers.
Some close-ups of the suspended artwork.
Red and Black, 2013. A collaboration between Sebastian Berto and I. I drew in black ink, and Sebastian drew in red.