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Artist-in-residence Vic McEwan

Vic McEwan is undertaking a 12-month artist-in-residency at the National Museum of Australia in 2015 as the inaugural recipient of the Arts New South Wales Regional Fellowship. Vic is working with the Museum's National Historical Collection, exploring Australians' connection to the land in a series of three new multimedia installations, alongside other creative experiments.This program is supported by Arts NSW and Hotel Hotel.

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Projections & the Past

By Vic McEwan
03 Aug 2015

On Sunday 9th August at 3 pm, National Museum curator George Main and I will be giving a free public presentation at Hotel Hotel in...

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Haunting is the major artistic outcome of Vic's residency at the National Museum. Projected images were blended with air, smoke, fog and water to reveal how the past stretches through place into our present.

In this video, Vic and curator George Main talk about the performance and its development. Duration: 10:48.

Set on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in spring 2015, Haunting featured photographs of objects from the National Museum's collection, and from other collections, that record the profound social and ecological changes that came with agricultural development in southern Australia.

Paddle Steamer Enterprise

Vic's first performance at the National Museum was on board the Paddle Steamer Enterprise, as part of the By the Water concert at the Enlighten festival on 28 February 2015. Duration: 11:26.

About Vic

Vic McEwan is a versatile artist from Narrandera in New South Wales. He is a multi-instrumentalist who plays piano, clarinet and voice and has an interest in making music from practical objects. He has previously created compositions from disused grain silos, grapevines, washing lines, fences, sculptures and more.

Vic is artistic director of the Cad Factory, an artist-led organisation located in the Riverina. The artists create an international program of new, immersive and experimental work. They use the unique spaces and locations within the region to present performance and installation work rather than creating work in typical theatre and gallery spaces.

View photos of Vic at work

Arts NSW Regional Fellowship

The Arts NSW Regional Fellowship enables an artist living in regional or remote NSW to undertake a self-directed program of professional development. The inaugural fellowship was offered in 2014 and awarded to Vic McEwan.

Introducing Vic McEwan on the Arts NSW website

Vic McEwan’s Arts NSW Regional Fellowship 2014-2016 website


The National Museum of Australia Artist in Residency program is proudly supported by HotelHotel.

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