Open Spatial Workshop (OSW) is a collaborative art group comprising Bianca Hester, Terri Bird and Scott Mitchell. Over the past 13 years OSW has produced a broad range of work spanning sculpture, installation, curated events, publications and video production. Their activities are framed by an ongoing interest in physical forces and how the temporalities of these forces are registered.
Converging in time, MUMA 2017, explored connections between materiality, the shaping of territories and the various politics inscribed in place. This was framed through their research into the Natural Sciences Collection at Museum Victoria, employing specific specimens to explore entanglements between geology, geography, colonisation, resource extraction and philosophical thought.
WRITING & CONCEPTS is a public lecture series and publication reflecting on the relationship between the process of writing and the development of social, political and philosophical questions within contemporary arts and cultural practice.
WRITING & CONCEPTS is produced by Jan van Schaik, published by ART + AUSTRALIA, and proudly supported by the RMIT Design Hub, RMIT Architecture & Urban Design, the RMIT School of Art, Spring 1883, and MvS Architects.