The Everyday Imaginarium
This treasure trove ignites local passions, values small ideas and trades on chats and storytelling.
The premise is simple: the long-lost art of conversation can be transformative. So we have gathered together an inspirational group of environmental wizards, local oracles and serene storytellers. Each everyday expert will invigorate your imagination and showcase alternative ways to live large and local. So grab a drink, listen to our pirate radio, and book in for a one on one chat with our supreme sages and storytellers #wearealleverydayexperts
“Tristan Meecham’s live art work The Everyday Imaginarium created a space for the utopian and fantastical alongside the everyday. Meecham curated nine sages and storytellers who, over the course of the weekend, became a kind of intimate community fair under a shaded balcony at North Melbourne Town Hall designed by Yetti Turnball. With glasses of Pimms in hand, audience-participants were gently encouraged to choose from a menu of one-on-one conversational experiences. Clever, whimsical, affirming, The Everyday Imaginarium was one of the highlights of the Going Nowhere festival weekend for me.” Emma Webb, Real Time Magazine 2014.
2015 Climate Century Project, Vitalstatistix, Port Adelaide.
Creator Tristan Meecham. Designer Yetti Turnball.
Vitalstatistix’s long-term project Climate Century, will present an exhibition of multidisciplinary art works that imagine climate futures in the coastal and river environs of Port Adelaide and the LeFevre Peninsula. Informed by the insight and foresight of local environmentalists, commissioned artists have conjured surprising, intriguing and beautiful interpretations of climate change that range from the melancholic to the utopian. The visual art, sound and live art works are presented alongside a month of public events and talks. Presented in partnership with the SA Maritime Museum, the exhibition is the first public outcome of a five-year project (2014-2018) inviting artists to work with communities, scientists, environmentalists and others to respond to the provocation: how will we commemorate and memorialise the climate century?
2014 Going Nowhere Festival, Arts House, Melbourne.
Creator Tristan Meecham. Designer Yetti Turnball. Hosts Tristan Meecham and Yetti Turnball. Everyday Environmental Experts Tom Doig, Stephen Mushin, Davina Adamson, Bob Reid, Sylvie Leber, Sam Hoffman, Marjorie Barnett and Uncle Larry Walsh.
Going Nowhere is one event happening on two sides of the globe – in Melbourne, Australia and in Cambridge, UK – exploring how artists, communities and audiences can sustainably generate international creative experiences without getting on a plane. Through a series collaborations, Going Nowhere rehearses possible futures and embraces the shared delights of staying put and reaching out.