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9 November 2023

Marc Besen AC (1923-2023)

TarraWarra Museum of Art, Wurundjeri Country Marcus (Marc) Besen AC, Chair of the TarraWarra Museum of Art Board, a museum that he founded with his late wife Eva Besen AO (1928 – 2021) passed away on 8th November 2023 at the age of 99. Director of the Museum, Dr Victoria Lynn, says: Our Board Chairman and […]

26 October 2023

The Soils Project forum: Decoloniality and the Museum (recording)

Decoloniality and the Museum Recording from Sunday 20th August 2023. Listen a stimulating discussion recorded live in the Museum about multiple aspects of The Soils Project with Charles Esche, Director, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands; and Dr Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art; in conversation with Dr Michelle Antoinette, Monash University. The title of The […]

26 October 2023

Artist conversation: Wapke Feenstra

Artist Wapke Feenstra’s work in The Soils Project Boerenzij – Rural Migration in Rotterdam South is a film that explores the rural undercurrents of Rotterdam. The project questions the hegemony of urban culture and is a portrait of the city and the neighbourhood where the artist lives and works. She considers how rural culture is […]

26 October 2023

Artist conversation: D Harding

D Harding  (Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal) makes artworks from the raw natural materials available to them on Aboriginal territories to shift the experience of a space and reference places of uplift and import. Here they speak about soil in the context of our current exhibition, The Soils Project, and how it can encompass various perspectives, […]

26 October 2023

Artist conversation: Moelyono

An artist conversation Moelyono is an artist who is known for his long-term collaborations with communities, the stories and struggles of who he often shares through his works. For The Soils Project he presents two paintings depicting Ludruk, a form of non-hierarchical people’s theatre founded in East Java, which satirises the performers’ everyday lives and […]

26 October 2023

The Soils Project: Dr Samantha Grover

Sharing transdisciplinary soil stories Soil scientist, Dr Samantha Grover applies the principles of physics, chemistry, and biology to address pressing socio-environmental issues such as climate change and food security. She recognises that solving our planet’s complex challenges demands collaboration across various disciplines, spanning the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities.   An invitation to contribute, listen […]

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