Archive for March, 2017

Big night ahead with the premiere screening of Our Say…Our Future, a 15minute video made in collaboration with the Gunnedah Youth Council – young people having their say about their town and their futures. Just finished the edit tonight and impressed with  the work and the content of the piece – great work from the team!

Here’s the piece –


Just catching the late sun for the final shots for the Back To Brewarrina event. The crew on location with the aunts, Verna and Jenny, rounding out three days of storytelling, reunion and reconnection.

The gathering of elders, families and community in Brewarrina, some coming from as far away as Melbourne and Canberra, was a profound and moving experience.

The souvenir catalogue from last year’s Back To Bourke exhibition showcasing  the making of Lorina Barker’s film My Grandmother’s Country  came back from the UNE printery today. Especially designed by Lorina and photographer/curatorial assistant Beth O’Loughlan as a gift to the community and families that participated in the making of the film. In a way the project returns home when we gather in Brewarrina this coming week for the first community engagement for the Looking Through Windows exhibition to be presented at NERAM later in the year.

Over 60 people will meet to revisit the Old Brewarrina Mission and we’ll be there to gather and record the stories of those that lived through the forced removals and the experience of the Stolen Generations. Again, a multi-disciplinary approach will be taken using visual art, video, audio recording and photography to harness the stories of families affected by the government policies of the late 19th and 20th centuries that saw countless Aboriginal people removed from their homelands and eventually from the Missions as they closed through to the 1970’s.

1000 images catalogue

Ephemera video goes public

Posted: March 13, 2017 in Uncategorized

Here’s the video capturing something of the Ephemera – Art of the Impermanent project.

Filmed over a three month period from the first site visits by the artists through to the two week residency that culminated in works for the Black Gully Music Festival Nov 12th 2016.

The Black Gully site on the creek banks is located behind the New England Regional Art Museum, gradually being restored and regenerated by the local community.


Just spent a great week in Gunnedah with this mob, recording interviews as part of the community consultation process – Your Say, Our Future – as Gunnedah Shire Council works on their long term strategic plans for the Shire.