Archive for April, 2010

Alice Springs residency cancelled

Unfortunately late last week Craig injured his back and will have to take some time out of the Digital Odyssey tour to recover. Very regrettably this means the residency in Alice Springs will have to be cancelled for now, so Craig can take the necessary time for his recovery. He is aiming to commence the Digital Odyssey tour again starting in Winton, Qld in early June (the next venue on the tour schedule after Alice Springs).

The good news is that hopefully Craig will be able to undertake the Alice Springs residency next year, so we very much look forward to working with our local partners to bring Digital Odyssey to Alice Springs then.  We are very sorry for this change of plans, but wish Craig all the best with his speedy recover!

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Alice Springs residency 26 April – 16 May 2010

Afer a brief break, Craig will soon begin his journey from South Australia to the Northern Territory to start his residency in Alice Springs on 26 April. Craig will be presenting ongoing and new artworks in diverse locations in and arround Alice, as well as public programs such as talks, schools workshops and a 2 day masterclass.

Keep an eye on the  Blog and join the Craig Walsh Digital Odyssey Facebook page HERE for further info on Digital Odyssey program dates and locations in Alice, as we get closer to the date!

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Murray Bridge – It’s a Wrap!

IT’S A WRAP! After a fantastic two months, the Digital Odyssey residency in Murray Bridge has come to an end. Craig is now gearing up for the next stage of his journey, which sees him and his family travel to Alice Springs to take up residency from 26 April – 16 May.

The Murray Bridge residency has resulted in some amazing creative outcomes, and it all wouldn’t have been possible without the generous support of Country Arts SA, the Rural City of Murray Bridge and the Murray Bridge community for their enthusiasm and participation in projects such as Who’s Average and HOME.

Over the coming week, we will post a selection of images from the projects, but for now, here are a couple of shots that show the amazing collaborative multimedia installation HOME, displayed in the Anglican Thrift Shop in Murray Bridge. More to come soon!

A collaborative multimedia installation HOME 2010 (20 min loop) Anglican Thrift Shop, Murray Bridge, South Australia Image courtesy and © Craig Walsh

A collaborative multimedia installation HOME 2010 (20 min loop) Anglican Thrift Shop, Murray Bridge, South Australia Image courtesy and © Craig Walsh

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Digital Odyssey Article in The Australian: Across the country in a creative caravan

CLICK HERE to check out the excellent article on Craig and the Digital Odyssey touring project, by Ashleigh Wilson for The Australian newspaper.

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Listen online to the Radio National Artworks program feature on Digital Odyssey!

CLICK HERE to listen to the great story on Digital Odyssey, put together for Radio National’s Artworks program by presenter Amanda Smith. Amanda travelled to Murray Bridge for the recent launch of the project, and caught up with Craig to discuss the regional tour, and have a chat to the locals viewing his night projections (creatures, leeches  and more!) down by the Murray River.

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Video of Craig discussing Digital Odyssey in Murray Bridge – New MCA online video and audio gallery

Check out the new MCA online video and audio gallery! including a clip of Craig talking about Digital Odyssey and his residency in the first town for the tour, Murray Bridge, SA: MCA VIDEO AND AUDIO GALLERY

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Get involved with the Murray Bridge HOME project!

A collaborative multimedia installation Home 2010 video stills by Craig Walsh of local residents from Murray Bridge, South Australia Image courtesy and © Craig Walsh

HOME
A collaborative multimedia installation, 2010

6 April – 11 April

Opening: 7 April 6pm – 8pm (please bring a plate of food to share)

The Anglican Thrift Shop, Mannum Road (enter from Clara St) Rear of the Anglican Cathedral of St John The Baptist, Murray Bridge, South Australia

On display: APRIL – Tuesday 6: 12am – 4pm | Wednesday 7: 12am – 8pm | Thursday 8: 12am – 4pm | Friday 9: 12am – 7pm | Saturday 10: 12am – 7pm | Sunday 11: 12am – 4pm

THE PROJECT

Over the last week, Craig has been busy collaborating with artists and Murray Bridge locals on the final preparations for HOME, a multimedia installation in The Anglican Thrift Shop Murray Bridge from 6 – 11 April.

Throughout his residency, Craig has been working on the project developing video portraits of thirteen individuals of diverse cultures and backgrounds from the Murray Bridge region, who share how personal histories and experiences have shaped their perceptions of home, and what remains important to them in defining this term.

Presented in the Thrift Shop, these video portraits will be projected onto a ‘collaborative’ screen assembled with a range of diverse objects and materials donated by the Murray Bridge community, which relate to what a sense of home is for the person contributing them. The important and generous role of community second hand shops to collect items from the broader community and distribute them back to those in need, link to the concepts explored through the installation – namely the creation of a space for community sharing which ultimately assists many in establishing a sense of home.

CONTRIBUTE TO THE PROJECT!

The Murray Bridge community is invited to contribute objects to the collaborative screen with items that ‘speak of home’ to them. All community are welcome to join in by contributing items, which can be delivered to the Shop on April 3 and 4 between 10am – 6pm.

If it’s time for some items from your home to have a new one (and even grab some fabulous new bargains!) drop by The Anglican Thrift Shop during these times, and then join all collaborators next week for the opening 7 April from 6pm – 8pm!

COLLABORATORS

Ali Erkoc, Annemarie Kohn, Country Arts SA, Craig Walsh, Devika Gazmere, Gygongm Jeong “Bona”, Hiromi Tango, Jaquie and Max Merckenschlager, Jill Hoffman, Jogen Gazmere, Juan Yang Young, Krishna Bhattaral, Leta Padman, Max and Marlene, Museum of Contemporary Art, Pabitra Napal, Raukkan Aboriginal Community, Reverend Owen Thomas (Anglican Minister), Ripples 2010 – the Regional Centre of Culture Murray Bridge, Rose Rigney, Steven Thomasson, the Anglican Cathedral of St John The Baptist, the Anglican Cathedral volunteers, the history group of Murray Bridge, Lutheran Community Care, the many contributors from the Murray Bridge community and the Wellbeing centre, Victor Koolmatrie and Yeter Erkoc.

Due to the nature of this project, all items donated to the artwork need to remain part of the artwork. The screen will remain in the community for future projects and presentations.

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