The Visitors; Franca Barraclough

An exhibition by artist Franca Barraclough, depicting the people, paths and stories woven through the landscape of Central Australia.

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Event Starts

Jun 10, 2022

Event Ends

Jul 23, 2022

Add to Calendar 06/10/2022 12:00 AM 07/23/2022 12:00 AM Australia/Melbourne The Visitors; Franca Barraclough An exhibition by artist Franca Barraclough, depicting the people, paths and stories woven through the landscape of Central Australia.
Venue

Northern Centre for Contemporary Art

Location

3 Vimy Lane, Parap, 0820

The Visitors grapple with the conundrum that living in the desert throws into high relief, but that is also in play across the nation. Referred to by Barraclough as the ‘dancing duality’ of living on Country; reconciling the push and pull of people and place, of belonging and not belonging, of a landscape that simultaneously repels and holds, emotionally and psychologically. Core to her enquiry is the quest to make sense of where and how we live, wherever we live. Well known and much loved for her performance-based community engagement projects, here Barraclough turns her inimitable creative energy into the realisation of a series of monumental photographic images and immersive audio-visual experiences. Created over three years and enlisting countless people in the staging and production, the resulting works combine humour with serious intent in a compelling and reflective way, drawing attention to prescient global issues through a potent local prism.

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