The extractive frontier / Mining for art

Event status:

Mining for art

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Date:
Friday 17 March 2017 10:00 am until Sunday 26 March 2017 05:00 pm (Add to calendar)
Contact:
Samantha Perry
S.Perry@latrobe.edu.au
Presented by:
Beverly Knight and Clare Wright
Type of Event:
Current Student: Undergraduate; Current Student: Postgraduate; Community Event; Exhibition
Cost:
Free

Colonial history can be viewed as a series of frontier encounters based around the extraction of resources. How are the economies of such extraction (social, commercial, creative and political) reflected in art? In this exhibition, the artists will explore both the artistic heritage and contemporary manifestations of the act of ‘digging’ in former and current mining towns. What is found and what is lost in the process of excavation?

Taking mining as a metaphor, the artists (from places as geographically and culturally diverse as Yirrkala, Castlemaine, New Guinea and North Queensland) will explore themes implicit in the act of mineral exploration and exploitation: scarring, layering, excavating, prospecting, exchange, power, custody, resources, home, land, destruction and renewal.

Artists
Chris Barker (Castlemaine, Vic)
Penny Byrne (Melbourne, Vic)
Miriam Charlie (Borroloola, NT)
Gunybi Ganambarr (Yirrkala, NT)
Selby Ginn (Castlemaine, Vic)
Jacky Green (Borroloola, NT)
Taloi Havini (Bougainville, Papua New Guinea)
Naomi Hobson (Coen, Qld)
Judy Holding (Central Victoria, Vic)
Julie McHale (Tasmania & Castlemaine, Vic)
Shirley MacNamara and grandson Nathaniel MacNamara (north-west Qld)
Karen Mills (Darwin, NT)
Yhonnie Scarce (Woomera, SA)
Greg Semu (Sydney, NSW)
Mumu Mike Williams (APY Lands, SA)
Dean Smith (Central Victoria, Vic)
Damien Wright (Melbourne, Vic) and Bonhula Yunupingu (Gunyangara, NT)
The Hermannsburg Watercolourists (Central Australia, NT)

Locations

Please note that this exhibit is being hosted at various locations, all within Castlemaine. Click the Book Now button above to view all locations.

Map:

Castlemaine Art Museum, 14 Lyttleton Street, Castlemaine

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