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 Melbourne Readymade Still Life



John R. Neeson habitually records arrangements of things discarded by anonymous participants in the life of the inner city.

The pictures reveal that these objects are often composed, disclose the story behind their creation or provoke speculation on the circumstances that lead to their being there. Consequently, the Readymade Still Life becomes evidence of the events and interactions that continually give life to the city, much as artifacts uncovered by archeologists do for past civilizations.

Neeson considers himself the curator of these unsigned transitory vignettes of city life and uses the simple poster to bring them to the attention of the public.

Melbourne Readymade Still Life is a development of his previous projects on streets in Berlin and Collingwood, which was also included in the 2016 Oslo Flaneur Festival.

Melbourne Readymade Still Life posters are pasted up in Russell Street, Flinders Lane, Duckboard Place, Degraves Street, Swanston Street, Elizabeth Street, Wills Street, Tattersalls Lane, LaTrobe Street, Victoria Market, Wellington Parade, Wurundjeri Way, Collins Street and AC/DC Lane.

This project is supported by the City of Melbourne Annual Arts Grants Program.


CBD Streets and Lanes
Melbourne VIC 3000

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Dates and times

19/04/2017 to 03/05/2017

Mon: all dayTue: all dayWed: all dayThu: all dayFri: all daySat: all daySun: all day


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Public Transport Victoria


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