Friday, 1 April 2016

I have an opening at Sawtooth Gallery in Launceston tonight

Detail: The Map, The Walking Project 2015

The Yarra River (Surrounding the Abbotsford Convent.) The Walking Project 2015

have a studio at  Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne where I developed the work I'll be exhibiting at Sawtooth.

The Walking Project 2015

The peninsula of land on which the Abbotsford Convent in Melbourne is located is a palimpsest of walking tracks, both ancient and current.
The Walking Project is a record of a contemporary experience of walking this land.
It is ‘ exploration of the ghosts and voices that haunt ancient paths, of tales that tracks keep and tell.’
Macfarlane, Robert, The Old Ways, p xi, Hamish Hamilton, Penguin BooksLondon, England, 2012

The Walking Project has three components:

The Map 2015: a site responsive, layered document of my walks in the Convent grounds over one year.

Archival Images 2015: an interpretive amalgam of archival photos of the Convent years 1863 - 1975.

The Collaborative Map 2015: a collective response to the layers of human pathways and practices that continue to evolve in The Convent precinct.

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