Artists work against the clock


LIMERENCE late last month set a 24-hour art experiment challenging makers, musicians, performers and writers to create a piece in the limited timeframe.
Limerence owner and artist CJ Dakis said the work completed as part of the galleries first BENDER exhibition themed ‘Thief of Time’ was brought to life to bring artist of all levels and experience together.
The 24-hour challenge commenced on Friday 28 February at 5pm with artists working until 5pm Saturday 1 March to create and submit their pieces.
Ms Dakis said she has been thrilled with the response with more than 30 artists submitting work.
“The work has been submitted in a whole range of different mediums including poetry and sculptures as well as textiles,” she said.
“One artist has even submitted a piece that is books made of moss and paperbark so I have to water it every day.
“Not every artist is able or willing to create a piece in such a short time.”
Ms Dakis said the idea stemmed from a similar project that she took part in many years ago.
“I thought the project was a good way to get out of your own head and create something without thinking too much,” she said.
“Being an artist myself I know I am a massive procrastinator so I know there is nothing like a deadline.
“We are always looking for ways to engage the community and get artists of all ages and skill levels connected and engaged with one another and this is a great way.”
The BENDER exhibition was officially launched last Friday and will be on show at Limerence for the month of March.
Limerence is located at 2/1642 Burwood Highway, Belgrave.