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.