Tapestry of stories to reclaim mining hole

Reclaim the Void is a nation-wide project that unites the power of art and community for site rehabilitation.

Born from a conversation with Ngalia elders in Leonora (WA), Reclaim the Void has been gaining traction nationwide to gather thousands of rag-rugs into a tremendous artwork that will cover one of the gaping mining holes on Country.

The project was initiated when Vivienne Robertson, now Creative Director of Reclaim the Void, took a trip to Leonora with British land artist Chris Drury.

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Celina Lei is an Arts Writer at ArtsHub. She acquired her masters in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Prior to joining ArtsHub, she was an editorial assistant at the Hong Kong based ArtAsiaPacific magazine and is an art host on independent Instagram platform Club Ambroise. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne, Victoria. Instagram: @lleizy_