Mary Gilmore 3: Fog and Smoke, 2015
Haunting is a body of photographic and video work made in response to dynamic environmental conditions, contested histories, and our negotiations of a complex future.
Vic McEwan created the large-scale works while artist-in-residence at the National Museum of Australia in 2015 and collaborated with Senior Curator George Main.
Experimenting with the idea of painting into the landscape, Vic and George projected images of historical objects and photographs onto a canvas of naturally occurring fog, water and smoke. By engaging with the
active materiality of place, they sought to examine human history and the consequences of past actions.
How do the meanings of these significant objects change when we allow uncontrollable natural elements to help produce the work?
Warrnambool Art Gallery, Victoria
2 May - 21 June 2020
Burra Regional Art Gallery, South Australia
2 July - 9 August 2020
Narrandera Arts and Community Centre, New South Wales
Burnie Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania
12 February - 21 March 2021
Tamworth Regional Gallery, New South Wales
2 April - 30 May 2021
Museum of the Riverina, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales
15 June - 29 September 2021
Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria
8 October - 29 November 2021
Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, New South Wales
22 January - 27 February 2022
National Museum of Australia, Australian Capital Territory
9 March - 31 July 2022