Deep Space

Friday 7 – Saturday 22 July

Claire Field and Bronwyn Treacy

Opening Friday 7 July 6-8pm

Artist Talks: Saturday 22 July 3-5pm

FavourEconomy is a collection of audio recordings shared by women who work in the arts. The project operates as a platform for contributors to share their experience, insights and skills by recording an audio file and sharing it to the archive. The archive comprises of a series of volumes that develop over a one-year period coinciding with the financial year. Our exhibition at Airspace Projects aims to create a temporal, immersive space for the audience to experience the archive- allowing multiple female perspectives to be heard within a gallery context. The recordings shared to FavourEconomy have been termed ‘favours’ because they have been produced with the intention of being of benefit for other women working in the arts to hear. Furthermore, the word ‘favour’ encapsulates a social gesture of ‘sharing something’ without defining exactly what that something might be.

FavourEconomy operates as an audio gift economy, whereby each contributor has determined the content and value of their recording set in accordance with their own experience and is received by the listener according to their current situation and need. The audio favours concurrently give value and power to the female voice, which is too often silenced. Diverse perspectives make FavourEconomy more valuable through their ability to highlight the breadth as well as the commonalities of the female experience. The project is inclusive of audio favours shared by those at various stages of their career and who occupy a variety of creative and professional arts roles. This is because the boundaries of contemporary art forms and careers can often be fused, blurred or multifaceted. Furthermore, arts practitioners frequently express themselves in multiple roles and creative disciplines.

You can explore the archive at