IN KIND: Art Swap

April 2020

Sally Molloy and Outer Space bring you, IN KIND: Art Swap.


IN KIND: Art Swap is a response to the chaos unfolding, a revolt against the disconnectedness thrust upon us. It's as simple as it sounds: it's an art swap. As a participant, all you have to do is offer a small work as a gift to another artist within the art community, who will offer a gift in return. A big web of artists caring for artists.


This is a small opportunity to spread joy like margarine on white bread. It's a moment of great collective generosity. An exchange, a performance, a gentle gesture by a community ready to adapt and carry on in strange and uncertain times. This way, amid the distance, disconnectedness, and doldrums there may also be tenuous tactility, material connections, and the warm nearness of another in their marks, traces, wonderings, decisions, mistakes, bum notes and glory.


If you are an creator currently based in Australia who would like to show care for the community, enter your details here. Register your interest before Friday 10th April, we'll send you the details for your swap, and then all you need to be able to offer is a small work as a gift for a fellow artist, covering the cost of postage within Australia.


Stay safe, stay strong, stay soft too.

Outer Space acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land where this project takes place, Meanjin, and pays respect to Elders - past, present and emerging. 

Outer Space  is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Outer Space is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.

Outer Space is proudly supported by