Month: August 2020

Karen Golland

Karen Golland Your one wild and precious life Roadside memorial – floral kangaroo sculpture. Materials – artificial flowers, hot glue and wire. Dimensions – Height 700mm Length 1100mm Width 350mm. I was eight when my family’s maroon ford falcon hit a large roo on the Euchareena road. I asked my dad if he remembered it. Remember? He said. How …

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Louisa Waters

Louisa Waters Listening Burning Single channel video: Duration 7:10 min Listening Burning explores anthropogenic fire regimes. The apocalyptic scenes of the 2019-2020 bush-fires saliently brought the Anthropocene to the fore, as the fires destabilised the human-centred story. Listening Burning, listens to both the Custodians of the lands that I live on and to the non-humans …

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David Sargent

David Sargent Extinction Digital print with augmented reality overlay 73x89cm ——— Extinction examines themes around communication, understanding, and acceptance in the face of anthropogenic degradation.  Australia has a catastrophic track record in terms of species decline and extinction. Every day, significant efforts from dedicated individuals and conservation organisations help to conserve our remaining species and their …

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Bärbel Ullrich

Bärbel Ullrich THE SHROUD OF DARKNESS, 2020 (details) Mixed Media on Canvas. Height 510cm, width 170cm. Canvas buried for about 3 months and stitched and stencilled in studio. Work is in progress indefinitely. Artist’s Statement My interest lies in the complexities, layers and mysteries of nature, land and environment. My work explores the notion of …

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Bärbel Ullrich

Bärbel Ullrich Connecting, listening and collaborating with Land through Art The tradition of ‘landscape’ painting in Australia is evolving as our culture, religious beliefs and attitudes about land, our place and our relationship to it is changing due to ecological crisis, global warming and climate change. I believe that what is important today is the …

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Michelle O’Connor

Michelle O’Connor is a Lecturer in Communication and teaches radio in the School of Communication and Creative Industries at Charles Sturt University’s Bathurst campus. Michelle’s research interest draws from radio, listening, soundscape, radio art and storytelling, and she is currently progressing through a PhD investigating the meaning of local significance in Australian community radio. Michelle …

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Margaret Woodward

Margaret Woodward – Keynote speaker Mineralogical telling 1pm Friday, August 28 To listen in the Anthropocene is an act of acknowledgement of human complicity and responsibility to the more than human world. As poets, artists, writers and publishers how do we make what is overheard; signals of loss and extinction, moments between presence and absence, languages …

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Tracy Sorensen

Tracy Sorensen is the 2020 Writer in Residence at the Charles Perkins Centre, Sydney. Her debut novel, The Lucky Galah, was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award. She has a background in journalism, video production and community arts. She is a keen crochet artist and an active member of Bathurst Community Climate Action Network. She …

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Perdita Phillips

Perdita Phillips Listening as forgetting; listening as ecological remembering. After the fires in eastern Australia were the rains that extinguished the blazes and drove ash and carbon into the creek beds and waterways. Many have commented on the complete lack of (nonhuman) noise in burnt ground after the fires had passed. For people whose homes …

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