This art project that will bring together local contemporary artists with the archaeological dig to respond to the specific histories of a site and explore the possibilities of envisioning connections to the past through ephemeral and performative work and documentation. Artworks offer a way of imagining, exploring and sharing the layered histories held by the probation station site, and to share the experience of a generally inaccessible place with the wider community. Using ephemeral and performative works will emphasis the temporal gap at the heart of this project – the speculative envisioning of the past speaking to the present.
Sawtooth ARI, November 2015.
The Kerry Lodge Art Project is supported by the University of Tasmania.