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Video of HOME installation – Murray Bridge Anglican Thrift Shop

Check out the great Video documentation Craig recently sent through of the HOME project installation in the Murray Bridge Anglican Thrift Shop, SA. The projection looks beautiful against the constructed screen and in the old town hall context, which the building used to be. The snippets of dialog from interviewees are wonderful. Listen carefully and you can also hear a bit of Le Freak in the background from the volunteer’s radio (very nice, ladies!). Media art, thrift shop and disco – it strangely all works!

Thanks to the technical wizardry of Connor for editing the video together, and Rachael Forbes from Marketing at the MCA for formatting it to quicktime.

Video: A collaborative multimedia installation HOME, 2010 (20 min loop) 3 min 10 second Video Anglican Thrift Shop, Murray Bridge, South Australia Video courtesy and © Craig Walsh


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HOME project documentation

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

Images above: Construction of screen

This week Craig and Hiromi, with the assistance of Connor Obrien (who’s currently undertaking a 2 week mentorship with Craig), are working on the latest installment of the HOME project in the old  Capel shop project hub in Winton. To get a better understanding of HOME, here’s a look at some images of the development and install of the project in Murray Bridge – including Murray Bridge seniors displaying their knitting wizardry and Hiromi joining together beautifully all the eclectic textile elements of the screen including an amazing assortment of materials, clothes and other items contributed by the community.

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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

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


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.


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!


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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Be part of the art! Digital Odyssey in Murray Bridge

Dusk on the Riverfront

Sturt Reserve, Murray Bridge

Saturday 27 February & Sunday 28 February from dusk


Adelaide Symphony Orchestra with Humanature by Craig Walsh

Murray Bridge Golf Club

Saturday 20 March from dusk


Image: Craig Walsh, Humanature, 1999, single-channel digital projection, Woodford Folk Festival, Queensland, Image courtesy and © the artist, Photo: Courtney Pedersen

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Ripples, Murray Bridge

Digital Odyssey is being presented in Murray Bridge, SA as part of Ripples, a yearlong cultural program that celebrates the city’s role as the 2010 Regional Centre of Culture.

A range of arts events has been organised throughout the year including visual arts, music, dance performances and workshops.

The Regional Centre of Culture program is being managed by Country Arts SA in partnership with the Rural City of Murray Bridge and on behalf of the State Government.

For more information on Ripples and the programme of events please go to

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Digital Odyssey will be in Murray Bridge from the 1 February – 11 April 2010. The artist is currently working on a number of projects to be presented in conjunction with the Ripples festival.

The Digital Odyssey work base in the back room of the Country Arts SA Ripples Office

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