Alongside The Long Paddock exhibition , a diverse public program will open up discussion and views into the current and future state of our TSRs.
All events at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery unless otherwise stated.
OPENING WEEKEND EVENTS
Friday May 5
Opening Drinks and premier of River Run by Starrs and Cmielewski.
Saturday May 6
The “Plant” is a modern take on the traditional Drover’s Plant and has been designed by architecture collective Grandeza to be used inside and outside the gallery. You are invited to get cosy in the cattle crush, grab a pair of headphones and listen to the many stories we have collected about the stock routes today. Or pull up a chair and read about other stock routes and nomadic pastoralism practices around the world.
Artists and Curator Talks
Saturday May 6
Join the artists and curator as they give a behind-the-scenes look at the inspiration and research that went into The Long Paddock. Including Zanny Begg, Megan Cope & Bill Buckley, Future Method Studio, Grandeza, Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, The Wired Lab and curator Joni Taylor.
Future Acts – Off-Site Event
Sunday May 7
Time: 10am -12am
Venue: Local TSR (check facebook event page for updates )
Join Future Method, Wiradjuri elders Lyn Syme & Kevin Williams, Academic Peter Spooner and Lawyer Maeve Parker for a conversation about the spatial politics, origins and futures of the Travelling Stock Reserves. Our Commons and the Travelling Stock Reserves (TSR’s) contain practical, environmental and cultural resources that are depended upon today as they have been for millennia. We are only now beginning to understand the origins of them and their relationship to indigenous trade routes, aboriginal sites of occupation and their significance to biodiversity.
Saturday June 17
Launch of The Long Paddock Catalogue, designed by Heath Killen (The Territories) and including new essays, research and images.
With special whipcracking performance by Emiliqua East!
ART AND AGRICULTURE
Saturday July 15
Join a diverse mix of farmers, drovers, artists and guests for a discussion around the social, environment and cultural importance of the TSR ecology today. How can creative community partnerships occur? What role can artists play in shaping our environmental and cultural landscapes? What can you do?
More information on The Long Paddock Research Project and Exhibition