25 June - 10 July
Cuckoo nested at West Space, Melbourne, Australia, as part of Sydney-based artist Lisa Kelly's "Resistance through rituals" an exhibition, publication and events project developed for the West Space Projects Program (25 June to 10 July 2004) (http://www.westspace.org.au)
For our part, we declared a state (of non-origin): Cuckooborough. We presented posters of the many Ministries (and one In Mystery) of said borough and served cups of tea and toddies to visitors...
It all looked so good, packing the show, that we decided to show it back here in Aotearoa at rm103, the venerable-est artist-run space in Auckland.
Cuckoo is an artists' initiative from Aotearoa/New Zealand, operational since late 2000. We put on shows in other peoples' galleries, or rather, we make people give us their gallery to run our programme in.
An artist-run space without a space, a non-financial organisation, we are an informational entity rather than a room. We've been through all that, tracing our lineage through various old school artist-run spaces and public galleries.
We organise shows according to the time and energy we have for our ideas and the opportunities that come that come up for us to realise them. The Cuckoo core are five artists and writers: Jon Bywater, Judy Darragh, Daniel Malone, Ani O'Neill, and Gwynneth Porter. Our internet and design stuff is looked after by Warren Olds.
A PDF of our documentary publication 01/01-06/03 is available for download here:
For the Next Wave Festival in Melbourne - two projects!
A. Cuckoo presents Richard Maloy
For Cuckoo’s container in the container village, the marvelous Richard Maloy will be building a nest out of all sorts of things (see dates and locations below). This is another in his series of welcoming, crafted occupations (tree-hut, kissing booth etc.). Fly by and roost a while...
B. Silver Clouds
Cuckoo and the Melbourne artist-run project CLUBSproject have come together to present "Silver Clouds". Or more correctly, CLUBS are hosting Cuckoo, the good ole brood parasite...
Two things are happening:
The Cuckoo Silver Clouds team are Dan Arps, Nick Austin, Fiona Connor, Janet Lilo, Kate Newby, Seung Yul Oh, Sriwhana Spong and Ben Tankard.
Monday March 13th at 3pm for a BBQ on the rooftop outside Order & Progress level 6, Curtin House, 252 Swanston Street (above Metropolis Bookstore)
ROOFTOP DATES FOR SILVERCLOUDS:
Monday 13th - Friday 17th February
CLOSING NIGHT DRINKS:
Friday 17th February at Cookie, downstairs from Order and Progress
NEXT WAVE CONTAINERS
NEXT WAVE FESTIVAL / CONTAINERS LAUNCH
Opening Night Party of the 2006 Next Wave Festival
Date: Tuesday 14 March 2006, 6.00 - 8.00pm
Venue: Shed 14, Harbour Esplanade, Docklands (opposite Telstra Dome)
CONTAINER VILLAGE DATES:
15 - 26 March - Open 12pm - 8.30pm daily
Visit the CLUBS website at: http://www.clubsproject.org.au
Visit the ORDER + PROGRESS website at: http://www.orderandprogress.com.au
Visit the NEXTWAVE website at: http://2006festival.nextwave.org.au