From Our School House, 2011, Mayu Kanamori
From Our School House was a site-specific installation created by Mayu Kanamori in collaboration with Vic McEwan during her residency at the Old Birrego School which opened to the public on 15 April 2011 by Judith Blackall, Head of Artistic Programs, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
To create the multi-projection installation Mayu researched archived school documents dating back to 1886 and Vic and Mayu interviewed past students at the school house in order to uncover the history of the Old Birrego School.
Rural Residency Program
The Cad Factory Rural Residency Program invites national and international artists to work at the Old Birrego School, a remote, disused, one room school built in 1886. The project aims to increase opportunities for exposure to high quality artistic programming in regional Australia and allow communities to engage with artistic process during the creation of major site specific artwork(s).
This program affords artists the opportunity to consider their practice within the remote horizons of the Australian landscape and its immense panorama of time and space. Each artist will maintain a blog during their residency.
From Our School House
Mayu Kanamori is a photo journalist, writer, performer and photo media artist based in Sydney. She has received a commendation for United Nations Media Peace Award, recipient of the Broome NAIDOC Non Indigenous Reconciliation Award, finalist 2004 Walkley Awards for Excellence in Journalism, The Harries National Digital Awards, 2005 Olive Cotton National Photographic Portrait Awards and 2005 Conrad Jupiter's National Art Prize.
Photographs taken by Mayu Kanamori.
This project was supported by Wagga Wagga City Council and the Regional Art Fund.