Haunting is a fascinating body of work that encompasses photography, video and text. This exhibition about the Murrumbidgee River shows how objects and stories can be brought to life, provoking various interpretations of the past and its ever unfolding consequences on the present.
Haunting will be on show at:
- Warrnambool Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, coming soon (finalised dates subject to COVID)
- Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania, 12 February to 21 March 2021
- Tamworth Regional Gallery, New South Wales, 2 April to 30 May 2021
- Museum of the Riverina, Wagga, New South Wales, 15 June to 15 September 2021
- Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria, 8 October to 29 November 2021
- Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, New South Wales, 22 January to 27 February 2022
- National Museum of Australia, Australian Capital Territory, 9 March to 31 July 2022
Vic McEwan, the National Museum's 2015 artist-in-residence, created the large scale still photography and video works in Haunting, in collaboration with curator George Main.
On cold winter nights, McEwan projected images of museum objects, old photographs and a time-worn map across the Murrumbidgee River, onto fog, mist and campfire smoke drifting over the dark water.
The imagery, all intimately tied to the river and its turbulent history, came alive in unexpected, sometimes mysterious ways.
Haunting honours the Murrumbidgee River and its communities of people and other living beings. It reveals how history — like the river — flows through the land and our lives.
The Cad Factory is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, the Sidney Myer Fund, Nelson Meers Foundation and W & A Johnson Family Foundation. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
Haunting was on show at:
- Griffith Regional Art Gallery, New South Wales, 5 June to 2 August 2020