Invitation to an Open Studio with Museum Incognita

Join us for an open studio with Museum Incognita at The Potter on Thursday 6 June 12-2pm.

The School of Geography, in partnership with Melbourne Sustainable Society Institute’s Regional Arts Collaboration, invite you to join this year’s Artist in Residence Museum Incognita for an open studio at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne, as we head towards the culmination of their residency.

What: Open studio with Museum Incognita

Where: Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne. Due to renovations, please enter via the blue back door at the rear, opposite the Elizabeth Murdoch Building

When: Thursday 6th June 2019, 12-2pm

The event is intended as a space to initiate conversations with interested interlocutors about the residency and to develop the work in progress.

During the open studio, Fayen d’Evie and Katie West will be tracing material, matter and memory collected throughout collaborative events held in previous months in the Shepparton area, including the production of a video work, collaborative writing, and installation of native grasses. Their activities in the Goulburn Valley have involved collaborative experimentation alongside three substances for thinking resilience alongside historical and lived time, working with wools gifted by Dookie herders, indigenous weaving grasses, and ancestral water flows across Yorta Yorta and Taungurung country. This has involved collaboration with Shepparton Art Museum and the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences’ Dookie College, amongst many other local groups and organisations.

The studio will be open to all visitors on Thursday 6th June, 12-2pm, to show some of the unfolding works. Museum Incognita are also interested in engaging in in-depth lunchtime conversations during the studio residency; if you are interested in arranging such a visit, please contact Vickie Zhang at

Public events are also being planned to culminate the residency later in the year at Shepparton Art Museum and The Ian Potter Museum of Art.

Fayen d’Evie’s Essays in Vibrational Poetics is currently showing in The National: New Australian Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, until 21 July.

Katie West’s solo exhibition Clearing recently exhibited at the TarraWarra Museum of Art as part of CLIMARTE’s ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019.