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"UNSUNG SPACES" Carla Van Laar x Creative Agency

  • The Artists Guild Gallery Wharf St Docklands, VIC, 3008 Australia (map)

7th - 31st Dec 2018


Carla Van Laar - @carla.vanlaar

Creative Agency Artist Fellow Program

“Unsung Spaces” showcases works created by painter Carla van Laar during her 2018 Artist Fellowship at RMIT's creative research lab, Creative Agency, in Melbourne.

The paintings explore urban spaces around RMIT that are well travelled, strangely familiar and evocative, yet uncelebrated due to their transient, neglected or un-designed nature.

Carla worked with ink, chalk and house paint on particle board; materials that echo the built-up and sometimes shabby environments that she studies. Her paintings draw attention to the sparsity of organic shapes, and raise questions of how people in cities maintain and nurture connection with the living world as we move from and to places, through unsung spaces.


7th Dec 2018
6pm - 9pm

Creative Agency

Creative Agency, under the leadership of Anne Harris, is an innovative research lab at RMIT University based across the School of Education and Design and Creative Practice which seeks to Innovate—Activate—Educate research about creativity, creative practice and its power to change social structures. We work across sectors, co-designing transdisciplinary projects that provoke social change through creative making.

Launched in August 2017, Creative Agency provides a key maker-space and community hub in inner-city Melbourne. Our regular series of community collaborative playdates continues twice yearly, and our Artist Fellow program celebrates Carla van Laar as our first Artist Fellow in 2018. Our 40 core members from across cultural industries, community arts, public education, design and digital media, government and industry invite you to engage with Creative Agency to kick-start change in your worlds and relationships.

For more information on Creative Agency or the Artist Fellows program:

Anne Harris
Associate Professor and Principal Research Fellow
School of Education

December Gallery Open Times TBC

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