Open Spatial Workshop (OSW) is a collaborative art group comprising Bianca Hester, Terri Bird and Scott Mitchell. Their activities are framed by an ongoing interest in physical forces and how the temporalities of these forces are registered. Their projects have explored the dynamics and vitality of matter and the various ways that immense periods of time and processes are embedded in materials.
During their residency, Open Spatial Workshop (OSW) reviewed previous material gathered from earlier residencies at Museum Victoria, field trips to the Latrobe Valley and Western Victoria, and research undertaken at local history libraries, State Libraries of Victoria and New South Wales. They explored the connections between the material garnered from records and engaged in some initial material experiments in response.