16 APRIL - 30 MAY 2021
Hidden in the hinterlands of NSW, Elands shares parallels with other small country communities but has its own unique history of Indigenous custodianship, pioneer/settlers and the counter-culture populations from the late 1960s to the 1990s.
INSIDE ELANDS explores the poetics of place, architectural space and landscape memoir through local archives, moving image and sound, painting, writing and expanded photography. A key area of investigation are the hand-built homes of the 1970s and ‘80s, concealed in the isolated valleys and backwaters of this waterfall-plateau on the Great Dividing Range – many lost to or threatened by bushfires in 2019/2020.
The project is a collaboration across boundaries by artists, writers, filmmakers, curators and musicians with complementary skills and apposite intellectual approaches. INSIDE ELANDS involves Alison Bennett, Una Rey, Rilka Oakley, Juliet Lamont, Leigh Redhead and Arnhem Hunter: each ‘insider’ shares in the micro-historical experience of Elands, its utopian/dystopian mythology and its arresting natural beauty.
Have a sneak peak of this project with this small interactive here.
IMAGE: Alison Bennett & Una Rey Elands Co-op 2020 (screenshot detail)
RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nations on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.
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