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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    Jane Fisher said,

    Please be sure to post pictures of this project. Would love to see them. Good luck with your next leg of your journey to Alice Springs.


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