all projects Northam/Bakers Hill: Bennett Miller


Project Title:
Northam Dogs

Artists:
Bennett Miller

Community:
Northam/ Bakers Hill

Partner:
Avon Valley Arts Society

Residency Dates:
May-June 2011 September-October 2011

Exhibition Dates:
18 November-2 December 2011 (Avon Vallery Arts Centre, Northam)


Perth-based artist, Bennett Miller, recently spent several months in the towns of Northam and Bakers Hill engaging with the local greyhound racing community. Delving into the world of the animals, breeders, owners and trainers, Miller developed a series of video works that transform the movements, codes, and protocols of greyhound racing into a formal video installation that links colour and motion to the surrounding environments of landscape and racetrack.

Through his moving image portraits, Miller builds a distance between global gambling culture and the locality of the regional greyhound fraternities, focusing our attention on the beauty and discipline of the animals and the involvement of the close-knit Northam and Bakers Hill greyhound communities.