THOUSAND £ BEND St Jerome's artspace, cinema and cafe
Decode services: Curation & Programming, Creative Direction, Publicity, Digital & Social Media strategy Thousand £ Bend: Gallery / Facebook
When the infamous St Jerome's laneway bar had to close it's doors, to make way for big city development, the little bar grew in to it's new home at 1000 £ Bend - gallery. cinema. cafe. Standing proudly in the old Harley Davidson Assembly Factory at 361 Lt Lonsdale Street in Melbourne's CBD this hybrid artspace was launched and programmed by Tiani Chillemi, presenting a range of events, exhibitions and screenings from 2009 - March 2010.
ANGKOR ART EXPLO Multi-arts festival, Cambodia
Decode Services: Curation, Marketing, Sponsorship and Production Angkor Art Explo: Site / Photos
In 2011 a group of expats and local Khmer artists joined together to launch and promote one of Cambodia's first multi-arts festivals and travelling exhibitions. Starting in the cultural heartland of the country in the city of Battambang with a series of exhibitions, a group of artists set off on a 175 km bike ride taking art to remote villages. The festivities culminated in a 5 day festival across galleries, venues and hotels throughout the tourist mecca of Siem Reap, home of the famous Angkor Wat temples in the Kingdom of Cambodia. The festival is being planned for early 2013 with a view to developing a series of artist residencies to suppor the program.
Angkor Art Explo launched in 2011, the first multi-arts festival in the Kingdom of Cambodia since the dark days of the Pol Pot regime. A photo journal documenting the event is on sale to raise funds for the next installment.
Anode was a season of art events connecting independent, local and experimental artists in unique spaces across Sydney and Melbourne from 30th October to 5th December 2009. Taking the focus off the idea of curator-as-dictator, anode looked at the array of art, film, music, installation, design and performance happening right under our noses and celebrated the idea that everyone is a creator. Collectively curated through networks and groups in Sydney and Melbourne, there were no themes and no dictates from above.
LTRHDS Touring street art exhibition
Decode services: Publicity / Programming LTRHDS: Site / Blog
The Letterheads exhibition is a re-visioning of the English alphabet by 26 of the most influential emerging and established contemporary artists in the world today. Each artist has created a work exclusively for this exhibition depicting a single letter to create a display of the entire alphabet from illustration, cartoon, fine art, graffiti, street art and graphic design fields. Featuring internationally renowned streets artists such as Craig (KR) Costello, Anthony Lister, Mark Bode (NY) and Usugrow (Japan).
UNSILENT NIGHT Sound art walk Melbourne
Decode services: Co-Organizer with Public Assembly & Publicity Unsilent Night: Gallery / Site / Facebook
Unsilent Night is an interactive sound walk which happens around Christmas time in 25 cities around the world. Every year since 1992 Phil Kline (N.Y.) has composted an outdoor ambient music piece made for an infinite number of boombox tape players. Since 2006 Lynda Roberts from Public Assembly and Tiani Chillemi from Decode have been organizing the Melbourne series of Unsilent Night events, to gather with like-minded sound nerds and as a small protest to blind unsustainable consumerism which peaks in December annually.
TIME MACHINE Experimental time-based art festival by Serial Space
Decode services: Publicity Time Machine: Gallery / Site
Curated by Serial Space, the inaugural TIME MACHINE festival presents time-based art forms including performance, installation, workshops, talks, and experimental music. Time Machine showcases work by more than 50 Australian and International artists, taking place across a series of venues in Sydney, Australia 18 - 29 July 2012.
In 2007 Tiani Chillemi and Imogen Semmler took on the task of presenting a program of local, experimental art, performance and music at CarriageWorks in Sydney. From July 3 - 14, 2007 over 100 of Sydney's fringe artists were brought together for a ten-day public-access artist residency, finishing with a one day music and arts festival which sold out. A social experiment of sorts, the Underbelly Public Arts Lab was about creating space for Sydney artists to collaborate, exchange, rehearse and cross-pollinate in a communal environment, whilst inviting the public to witness and engage in this process first hand.
ECO CITY Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab exhibition
Decode services: Creative Direction & Curation, Publicity, Production, Sustainability Eco City: Gallery / VEIL Site
Eco-City Melbourne - building a low carbon future, was an exhibition of designs for an Ecological Business District neighbouring Docklands curated from visioning workshops by the Victorian Eco-Innovation Lab. The public exhibition featured designs from the EBD university workshops, guest speakers, tours, a Sustainable Cities Roundtable networking event and interactive workshops. The exhibition content came from the visions for a a zero-carbon eco-city designed by over 200 students from Swinburne, Monash, RMIT and the University of Melbourne.
GET NOTORIOUS St Jerome's digital corkboard
Decode services: Art Direction, Coding, Content, Launch Campaign Get Notorious: Gallery / Site / Facebook
Get Notorious is a digital corkboard conceived and designed by Decode for St Jerome's, covering the venues - 1000 £ Bend, Sister Bellas, The Workers Club and Pushka. Articles, interviews and features have featured Girl Talk, The XX Royal Chord, Bower design collective, Dappled Cities Fly, Aaron Rose's Beautiful Losers, video artists Trewlea Peters, Night Terrors, Keith Party, fashion label Ok Ok, Max Blackmore, Lost & Lonesome Records, Hannah Fox and Note To Self. Issues 1 - 13 were Art Directed and Edited by Tiani Chillemi.
Rolling Stock is a series of site specific performances, installations and collaborations between artists, visiting audiences and the local Junee community on a train moving through unconventional spaces from Midday to Midnight on Saturday 20th November 2010. All Aboard! As the train meanders its way around the Junee landscape installations and participatory live art performances will manifest throughout the afternoon from the cream of the audio-visual and public art crop.
PUBLIC ASSEMBLY Public art strategists
Decode services: Publicity, Strategy Public Assembly: Gallery / Site
Public Assembly is a design / arts management consultancy specialising in the strategic development and curation of permanent and temporary cultural, civic and community spaces. With a variety of public art, spacial design, academic, exhibition and festival projects underway, Decode and Public Assembly work closely together to raise the profile of the artists and projects in development.
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