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Duality Melbourne - a blind date of the art world

BY Kendall Munns | 07-Aug-2019
Duality is an experiment that pairs 25 writers with 25 artists from Melbourne to explore the relationship between visual and literary narrative. Duality's producer and photographer Shannyn Higgins has photographed all 50 in their creative spaces. The results have been kept secret until the exhibition’s opening night. @dualityexperiment
Venue: KSR Art Bar, Rialto Towers
Address: 525 Collins Street, Melbourne
Date: Saturday 31st August to Sunday 8 September
Time: Opens 11am each day
Ticket: Free
Buy / Ticket: https://mwf.com.au/program/duality-5865/
Web: https://www.dualityexperiment.com/
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EMail: shannyn@shannynhiggins.com
Duality Melbourne - a blind date of the art world
Credit: Shannyn Higgins
Duality is an art experiment that pairs 25 Melbourne artists with the anonymous words of 25 Melbourne writers – removing any trace of context, identity or origin from the writers’ words, leaving the artist to interpret and respond blindly.

The result is a truly unique interactive exhibition experience that will leave audiences buzzing with intrigue and dialogue.

To complement the project, Duality founder and curator Shannyn Higgins photographed and filmed each of the 50 creatives in their workspaces for a candid behind-the-scenes portrait series. These portraits will feature in a limited edition coffee table book and an exhibition, where all words, art and photographs can be shared with the audience.

The works and the creative pairings are kept a secret to all; only to will be revealed to the participating creatives, media and public at Duality’s launch during the Melbourne Writers Festival on Friday 30 August.

Duality is a free event, open to the public from:
Saturday 31st August to Sunday 8 September
KSR Art Bar, Rialto Towers, 525 Collins Street, Melbourne

Writers

Adrian Eagle, Alana Wilkinson, Alice Pung, Alison Evans, Ben Knight, Brodie Lancaster, Cash Savage, Chloe Hooper, Claire G Coleman, Courtney Barnett, Dan Kelly, Gretta Ray, Henry Wagons, Indiah Money, Jamie Marina Lau, Jenny Valentish, Judith Lucy, Julie Perrin, Justin Heazlewood, Katherine Smyrk, Madeleine Dore, Nathan Scolaro, Robert Lukins, Sam Cooney, Tony Birch

Artists

Beci Orpin, Brian Cheung, Daniel O’Toole, David Lee Pereira, Elle, George Rose, Goodie, Indigo O’Rourke, James Dewing, Jason Parker, Jeffrey Phillips, Kaf-feine, Karen Bravo, Kim Hyunji, Mitchell Asquith, Nicole Evans, Oslo Davis, Olana Janfa, Paul White, Peter CTO, Phoenix, Sarah Kelk, Shawn Lu Sha

Artists Talks

Henry Wagons and Goodie - Sunday 1st of September at 1pm
Madeleine Dore and Shawn Lu - Tuesday 3rd September at 6.30pm