Archive for May, 2018

Lorina, Beth & Kate Wright interviewing Armidale elder Colin Ahoy for the Looking Through Windows Project, with his mother Barbara. We spent a great morning listening to Uncle telling stories of family and Armidale and the days of living on the the Reserve.

 

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Last minute preparations for the upcoming exhibition of TRAumaART at the Renew Fest 2018 in Mullumbimby. This is the front page of the exhibition program and the promo flyer for the event. Gear all loaded up for the installation of a single channel digital art piece in the group exhibition hosted by This Is My Brave: Australia on the Friday night and then the install of 7 digital works, a soundscape and one object based work for a solo run over the following two days of the Festival. We’ve gone at it hard over the last 7 days pulling this one together and it’s looking great.

Now for the road trip out of the cold New England High Country to the balmy north east.

Mt Yarrowyck Community Day

Posted: May 10, 2018 in Uncategorized

Some snaps of a recent site visit and the community day at Mt Yarrowyck near Armidale. A joint management initiative for the Mt Yarrowyck site of cultural significance has been launched with local Aboriginal Management Committee and National Parks.

Lorina, Beth and I spent two days visiting the site and then documenting the day, recording the handover and interviewing and photographing elders.

Mt Yarrowyck, on the traditional lands of the Anaiwan people, is located near the source of the Gwydir River and is one of the ancient sites of gathering for the Anaiwan, Gomeroi and Banbai peoples and forms a junction of traditional travel and trade routes and songlines.

A small stretch of the area, surrounded now by private farmlands, is a National Park site. A rock painting at the base of the mountain maps the traditional sites for custom, camps and bora (dancing or corroboree) grounds. The original site includes the mountain and the nearby river flats.

 

 

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TRAumaART – the digital art exhibition we have been working on for almost 3 years has been invited to this year’s Renew Fest in Mullumbimby May 18-20th.

Mental Health arts organisation This Is My Brave, Australia will be doing a show to launch this year’s festival activities, with a group exhibition of works from¬†people in the community with lived experience of mental illness, either their own or that of a loved one, who express themselves through their art. “Echo” will present a screen based work as part of the exhibition and then we’ll install a larger selection of his TRAumaART project to show over the two day festival.

Thanks to Tim Daly from TIMBA for inviting us along. Click on the pic to read more about TIMBA at Renew Fest

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