Something to Say Catalogue 2020
In a time of climatic unravelling, a global pandemic and widening inequalities, there is a need for ‘unmaking’ the present world from the errors of our past. The artists and artworks in Something to Say are considering positive and meaningful ways to reimagine life on the only planet we have; where all life is considered and valued. Presented at Artstate Wagga. Curated by Sarah McEwan and Julie Montgarrett.
Yield Catalogue 2019
Yield is a group exhibition at Griffith Regional Art Gallery that features 22 emerging and established artists from the Riverina, Wollongong and Liverpool, UK that celebrates the incredible world of supported studios and the inclusivity it brings to the art world. Curated by Sarah McEwan.
Unbind Me Catalogue 2018
Unbind Me is Sarah McEwan’s ‘installation conversation’ about key philosophers, poets, authors, historians, economists, activists and artists who have contributed to the world with their various beliefs over the last 2700 years. Unbind Me travels through time beginning with Hesiod (c700BCE) in the Iron Age and running through to contemporary artist ‘Truth Tellers’ who look back and face complex and competing ideologies.
Critical Care 2017
This book by Clive Parkinson follows the project The Harmonic Oscillator which placed contemporary artist Vic McEwan in Alder Hey Children's Hospital over three years. This project began with a focus on the research that tells us that the levels of sound in our healing spaces are having a detrimental effect on patients in terms of increases in length of stay, increases in medication as well as stress and lack of sleep.
However, what unfolded was a vast journey that explored the human connection that is possible by considering arts practice in these places of critical care.
This book isn't about arts therapy and it isn't about research to gather data, it is one man's reflection on an unfolding process that worked with people during periods of vulnerability, of healing and hope.
Available here to purchase for $20 plus $5 p&h.
The Harmonic Oscillator EP 2017
The Harmonic Oscillator EP is a series of 4 compositions created using sounds recorded in the hospital environment. Using the sounds of MRI Scanners, ventilators, the beep of machinery and the hustle and bustle of the hospital wards, this EP is an attempt to extract musicality from the sonic environment of the hospital space.
Presented in a custom gift box, on a heart shaped USB stick, these compositions come with a 16 page booklet explaining the process and intention.
100% of the proceeds of the sale of this limited edition EP will go towards creating new artwork in Alder Hey Children's Hospital.
Available here for purchase $15 plus $5 p&h.
RE//CREATING Catalogue 2017
Over three years, the Cad Factory and Charles Sturt University committed to presenting a series of exhibitions, arts labs, critique sessions, lectures and artists talks held in Wagga Wagga and Narrandera to strengthen regional arts practice and to address gender inequalities in the arts. In the final year of the exhibition, we produced an extended catalogue of the project.
Specimen: Dubbo Catalogue 2016
Specimen is an installation made in collaboration with a living landscape and specimen items from the National Museum of Australia. It was presented with the textile installation Vanishing Point by Julie Montgarrett at Artlands Dubbo in October 2016.
RE//CONSTRUCTING Catalogue 2016
Over three years, the Cad Factory and Charles Sturt University committed to presenting a series of exhibitions, arts labs, critique sessions, lectures and artists talks held in Wagga Wagga and Narrandera to strengthen regional arts practice and to address gender inequalities in the arts. This is the second year of the project.
RE//ASSEMBLING Catalogue 2015
After attending the Feminism and Contemporary Art Conference at Sydney College of the Arts in 2014, Julie Montgarrett and Sarah McEwan devised a plan that would see their organisations, the Cad Factory and Charles Sturt University, commit to presenting a three year program of activity to strengthen regional arts practice and gender inequalities in the visual arts. This is the first year of the project.
On Common Ground Catalogue 2015
On Common Ground was a three day festival of textiles, performance, video projection, installation, story telling, music and more, which took place “along the Murrumbidgee” in the Narrandera Common in October 2015.
Buckingbong to Birrego: Walking into Country Ebook 2014
A three day walk of healing from the Murrumbidgee River near Narrandera to a property in Birrego over 40km away, was held in September 2014. The walk incorporated contemporary artists who created site specific work at each campsite for the participants to interact with and to generate conversations.
Yenda Rain Catalogue 2013
Throughout 2013, Vic McEwan worked with the community of Yenda and the Griffith Regional Art Gallery to explore how a town recovers from flood disaster. Many different artworks were created with residents of Yenda. They were presented within the community and in the gallery to share the challenges and triumphs of flood recovery.
A Night of Wonder Program 2013
This project was a collaboration between artists Vic McEwan, Iwai Shigeaki, Mayu Kanamori and the SunRice staff in their recently re-opened rice mill in Coleambally. Working with the local rice growing community and town people, these three artists travelled from Japan, Sydney and locally to explore cultural meanings of rice and rice growing and to use the mill site and nearby rice fields as a site for contemporary art installation and performance.