The Synergy Project

Synergy detail, authorship – the Synergy-sisters
vitrified glass and porcelain, 20 cm sq, 2020


The Synergy Project

Exhibition opening on Saturday 3 April from 2-6pm with special guests Strawberry Jamz performing live from 4-6pm (Nelson Beks on bass and guitar, Max Teakle on keyboard & Freda Paten on voice and shaker). The cafe & bar will be open.

Closing Sunday 25 April 5pm

Open each Friday>Sunday from 11am-5pm

The Synergy Project was developed in collaboration throughout the two extended Victorian covid-19 lockdown periods of 2020. Initiated by Lot 19 resident artist Helen Bodycomb and nurtured into existence via zoom with seven of her long-time students, The Synergy Project sought to creatively connect and address the shared experience of being alone within covid-19 lockdowns.

The resulting two collaborative works are Synergy, a cellular arrangement of 450 lockdown mosaic vignettes and The Unswept Floor, a Greco-Roman inspired dining room floor littered with discards. During The Synergy Exhibition, Lot 19’s gallery annexe will also host a salon hang of recent works by the eight Synergy artists:

Helen Bodycomb, Christine Baines, Rhonda McGuiness, Ruth Maclaren, Louise Marson, Christine Nixon, Amanda Tattam and Judith Watson.

Helen Bodycomb gratefully acknowledges the assistance of Creative Victoria through her receipt of a Sustaining Creative Workers Grant and the generous support of The Synergy Project Exhibition by the Regional Arts Fund, administered by Regional Arts Victoria.