Well, it's finally arrived - the time to set off on our great South Australian adventure!
We are very excited to be the Artist's in Residence at Port Augusta Cultural Centre and are looking forward to trading artworks and objects with the locals.
This is a photo from the last time we were in Port Augusta in 2011, on our way to our first residency at Hermannsburg, and looking forward to returning and really getting to know the place. If anyone has any suggestions of 'must-do's' please pass them on!
We will be completing a body of work on our return about connecting to place of Port Augusta, some of which will be exhibited at Trading Place Lismore in 2015.
The brief we gave ourselves for the artworks for Trading Place was that they had to be miniature, portable and easily transportable. We wrapped & packed the finalised pieces last Thursday and amazingly they fitted beautifully into one large box - matching our brief perfectly, I must admit I was impressed, although we have no real control over the pieces we trade with, except that we hope others follow the brief as much as possible, so they will fit in the car for the return journey!
We are going to Port Augusta as part of their Arid Festival and you can read all about it on their website - click here
- and to read about our contribution, Trading Place, click here.
It's a biennial festival celebrating the uniqueness region, which couldn't be more perfect for the concept of 'Trading Place'! This year will feature over 30 exhibitions, events and workshops - if you're in the area please come along, it's going to be spectacular.
I will try to post some blog posts while we are travelling & also undertaking the residency to keep everyone updated, hope you enjoy!
So until next time, keep creating... (& see you in P.A.!)