Exhibition: 15 May – 3 June 2013; Performance: Saturday 1 June 2013 from 4-5pm
The Art Vault, 43 Deakin Avenue, Mildura, Victoria, Australia
Lake Suite is a visual and musical interpretation of life around Lakes Mungo, Hattah and Hawthorn. It explores the environmental, social and cultural significance of these lakes with deep connections across place and time. The project includes an artist residency and evolving exhibition over three-weeks at The Art Vault complex in Mildura. The local community is encouraged to engage with the developing exhibition and influence its outcome. People of various ages, interests and expertise will contribute to the work, joining excursions and workshops; telling stories of their connections to one or more of these lakes; and visually expressing their stories in their contributions to the cloaks.The form of the cloak was chosen as an ideal repository of memories, allowing expression not only of outer, public narratives, but also of inner, often hidden and more personal stories. The event will include a performative introduction of each cloak by a member of the local community along with a musical presentation of Lake Suite composed for the project by Ben Rogers, Nikki Scarlett & Jack Rogers.
If you are interested in participating in the Lake Suite project, email: firstname.lastname@example.org