Artists: Zanny Begg / Grandeza Studio (Amaia Sánchez-Velasco, Jorge Valiente and Gonzalo Valiente) / Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski
Curated by Joni Taylor (New Landscapes Institute)
The Long Paddock is the colloquial name given to the Travelling Stock Routes, a vast network of shared, regional tracks and reserves that cover more than 500,000 ha in NSW. They are a recognisable part of Australian bush culture, appear in poetry and literature and are significant for many Aboriginal communities.
In 2017, The New Landscapes Institute began to work with artists to explore the past, present and future of our Travelling Stock Routes and presents at BAAM a selection of the responses. The exhibition includes art by Zanny Begg, Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski and Grandeza Studio.
The status of the TSRs was recently under review, making this a timely and important project.
While the exhibition takes place inside the art museum, the exterior landscape permeates the space with audio and visuals, including local reference material.
Join us at the opening of The Long Paddock as artists Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, designer Gonzalo Valiente (Grandeza Studio) and curator Joni Taylor discuss this ongoing project.
With support from BAMM, Australia Council for the arts, Create NSW and UTS.
‘The Plant’ is a research collaboration with Grandeza (Amaia Sánchez-Velasco, Jorge Valiente and Gonzalo Valiente) and UTS (University of Technology Sydney)