Funding success for This Visceral Landscape project

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I’ve just received news that I’ve been successful in receiving funding for This Visceral Landscape, a collaboration and mentorship with Sydney music and media artist Julian Knowles. The project will culminate in an exhibition and performance at the Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany in August 2016.

“It was the most competitive round of the Project Fund ever seen at Country Arts WA, with 32 applications submitted. This proved to be a difficult task for the panellists, as 27 were assessed to a level that would have been funded, however only nine could be supported. This means only those meeting the criteria to an exceptionally high degree were funded,” stated Acting Chair of the Regional Arts Fund panel Sonya Dye (Minister for the Arts press release)

We’re grateful for the expression of support and look forward to commencing the project in the new year.

Project Description

This Visceral Landscape is an exhibition of photography, interactive media, and performance, investigating the unique ecosystems and landscapes of Australia’s south-western reaches. It explores the voice of the pristine ecosystems and tensions within the region and the liminal zones where these meet the urban environment.

The project sees Albany photographic artist Louise Allerton working in collaboration with, and mentored by, Australian media and sound artist Julian Knowles in a joint investigation of the physical, cultural and ecological essence of Australia’s south west. In this project the land is seen as anthropomorphic – a living being, invoking an unspoken presence. The artists immerse themselves in these unique coastal ecosystems, drawing directly on the materials of the land, layered cultural narratives and ways of seeing. This Visceral Landscape explores situations, states of mind, of being, the human condition, and the cultural amnesia of our time.

Funding

Funding for the project is provided by Country Arts WA through the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund

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Project Partners

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Press releases

Nine regional WA artists & organisations receive federal funding

Minister for the Arts – Media release