Confluence : Art on site in Docklands draws together threads of narrative about an area defined by its relationship to water. A liminal place of transition, migration and arrival. Artists Dagmara Gieysztor, Clive Bourne, Deb Bain-King, Annee Miron, and Ashlee Laing have spent the last year sifting and responding to the history and landscape of Docklands. Out of this research has come a range of ephemeral art works that include sound, performance, sculpture, projection and audience participatory encounters.
The Docklands is hostage to its heritage as an outland. An ancient Aboriginal feeding ground wetland, formless to the settler eye because of the mud and the ooze. So the messiest aspects of city life rippled to its edge. It is this contrast with its present that makes it a fascinating place for making art. The results were showcased in this 2 hour art walk finishing at The Food Court.
Confluence: Art on Site in Docklands is a Wynter Projects and The Front collaboration.
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The Front and Wynter Projects acknowledge the Boon Wurrung and the Wurundjeri people as the traditional owners of these lands and waters. We offer our respect to the Kulin nation and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples.
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