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Improvements & Reproductions was West Space’s inaugural exhibition at Collingwood Yards, co-curated by West Space Director Amelia Wallin and Nicholas Tammens of 1856. Set to open in March 2020, the exhibition was disrupted by the global pandemic; despite being installed for eight months, it was only open to the public for a number of weeks. To increase public access to the exhibition and share the work of the artists, we produced a short video. In this video Amelia Wallin speaks with local artists Spencer Lai, Rafaella McDonald, Georgia Robenstone, and Isadora Vaughan about their commissioned works for Improvements & Reproductions.

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Produced by Tamsen Hopkinson for West Space.
Filmed by Justin Balmain.
Edited by Tamsen Hopkinson and Justin Balmain.
Audio Mastering by Bonnie Cummings.
Special thanks to Spencer Lai, Rafaella McDonald, Georgia Robenstone, Isadora Vaughan, and Amelia Wallin.