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22 June 2024

Stitching and crossing threads: Dana Harris’s Fancywork

Dana Harris’s practice largely revolves around her self-described ‘obsession with mapping’. Harris’s new project emerged from her experience of walking the deserted streets of inner Melbourne during the COVID–19 lockdowns. Exploring the city at a standstill allowed Harris to notice subtle shifts and spatial relationships in the built environment, inspiring her to explore this phenomenon […]

7 March 2024

Creative prompt: How to make a drawing from abstract shapes

Box of Chance This practice is inspired by the exhibition Brent Harris: Surrender & Catch, curated by Maria Zagala and co-presented with the Art Gallery of South Australia. Explore the unexpected in this automatic drawing exercise which is designed to unlock the unconscious and encourage imaginative mark-making in a free and expressive manner. It is suitable […]

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, […]

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