Shadow Places 2016



Workshop Images: James Farley

Powerhouse Images: Marinco Kojdanovski

Opening Image: Ben Rumble

Other Images: Vic McEwan, Sarah McEwan


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Shadow Places was an Installation that took place at the Powerhouse Museum as part of Sydney Design from 2 - 11 September 2016. The project was made by The Cad Factory's Artistic Director Vic McEwan and artist Nicole Barakat in collaboration with George Main from the National Museum of Australia, the Narrandera Textiles Group and Narrandera community.

A number of community meetings and textile workshops were undertaken on site at Narrandera, culminating in the production of Shadow Places.

The artwork teases out the impact of design in a rural and agricultural context. It examines what design suggests to regional communities through contemporary and historic images, some of which have been sourced from the National Museum of Australia and the MAAS collection. Shadow Places will invite audiences to rethink their perception of design originating in a regional setting.

Shadow Places is an installation that combines ecological and agricultural thinking, video projection, sound and textiles. It focuses on the interconnectedness of rural and urban places and people. It shares the work of
Val Plumwood that proposes that rural landscapes are forgotten places, despite people being intimately tied to them through food and fibre production, and through ecology and natural resources.

They project was commissioned by MAAS for Sydney Design Festival 2016.


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