all projects Mukinbudin: Julia Davis

26/01/12 0 comment/s post a comment

Levelled Ground

Old Mukinbudin Railway StationCreated by Sydney-based artist Julia Davis, Levelled Ground is a photographic and gold-leaf installation documenting the voices of Mukinbudin residents forced to leave their farms. Exhibition dates: Thursday 2 - Sunday 5 September, 2010 10am-5pm daily

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17/05/11 0 comment/s post a comment

Spring Festival in Muka

The site specific work for the Spring Festival in Muka is packed up and ready to travel West. It is based on interviews with four people who have a long history with Mukinbudin and in each case have stories of leaving the farms they love.The descriptions of their relationships to the land have been translated into visual sound waves, which have been created in gold leaf on paper and will wrap the ...

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Merredin Mercury

Julia Davis's experiences in Mukinbudin are broadcast to the Wheatbelt in this week's edition of the Merredin Mercury. You can read the story online here

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Julia Davis, Mukinbudin Project

A cast of my head in salt is now a part of Lake Brown.This morning Roderick and Talitha Sprigg helped me to install the piece on the lake near to where I harvested the salt from earlier. I feel a sense of responsibility placing the work there. Somehow I am just as much a part of its history of the site as the result of it. Last night someone asked me whether I had noticed any feelings of ...

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Mukinbudin is unique

I am documenting the various gestures people make from their cars and trucks. There's a huge variety and much debate about whereabouts on the map it begins and ends. Some say Dowerin, some Kununoppin. The locals recognize one another's signals and often have a few versions dependent on how well they know the person. I wonder about other signals of acknowledgment people make in various parts of ...

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Levelled Ground Exhibition

The opening of 'Levelled ground' at the railway station seemed a perfect way to finish the gold leaf work which was based on the stories of four people who, for four different reasons, are no longer living on their farms.Unplanned by me, a microphone appeared for the opening speeches and enabled two of the artworks subjects to speak about their memories of the station. This felt like a ...

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