The Grey Zone: Collecting and Collaboration in Contemporary Art and Design

Edition Office and Trent Jansen



18-24 Down Street Collingwood VIC

12 March 2020 – 28 May 2020

Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm


Image: Johnny Nargoodah and Trent Jansen, ‘Ngumu Jangka Warnti Chair,’ 2019, aluminium and New Zealand saddle leather. Nathan Beard, ‘Noi’, 2014-2017, inkjet print and Swarovski crystals on paper. Artbank Melbourne, photography Ben Hoskings.

For the first time in its history, Artbank will present an exhibition that inhabits the nexus between art and design. Blurring traditional boundaries between visual artists and designers, Artbank invites Trent Jansen and Edition Office to collaboratively explore the concept of the Collection as a cultural repository of ideas, objects and memories. Through revisiting their own design, Edition Office will have the opportunity to reinterpret the unique Artbank site collaboratively with design practitioners to question and consider the nature of the Collection. The responsive, site specific project and associated programming coincides with Artbank’s 40th anniversary which will be celebrated throughout 2020.

Featured artists

From the Artbank Collection – Narelle Autio, Nathan Beard, Stephanie Schrapel, Tim Johnson, Philip Juster, Jim Marwood, Alasdair McLuckie, Pip Ryan.

Alongside – Edition Office, Maree Clarke, Trent Jansen and Johnny Nargoodah, Field Experiments, Charles Wilson, Guy Keulemans, Kyoko Hashimoto, Vicki West

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