TEMPORARY art installations, exploring the way Wiradjuri land has been used across the centuries, were installed late last year and recorded in a soon-to-be-launched ebook.
Narrandera artist Vic Ewan invited elders, community members, farmers and artists to trek 50 kilometres through farmland to create a dialogue about the land and its different meanings to different people.
“In the city you have a certain disconnect to the landscape – where our food comes from,” Mr Ewan said.
Three artworks were commissioned – a digitally projected animation of prominent elder Cedric Briggs’ life, a sculpture piece made up of discarded farm materials and one using google earth view from a farming property.
All 18 walkers created a reflective artwork or piece of writing that will be included in the ebook along with a selection of photos.
“When you remove art from the gallery and put it out in the community it can be very powerful,” Mr Ewan said.
Project collaborator George Main said the walk and art trail was used as a platform to explore and discuss broad issues facing all members of the community such as climate change.
“We were able to discuss fraught and difficult topics and have general discussions and questions,” he said.
The book will be launched on July 29 from 12pm at the CSU hub.
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