Haunting

Vic McEwan
Date: 
Saturday, 8 June 2019 to Friday, 30 August 2019
Curator/s: 
National Museum of Australia and Warrnambool Art Gallery

In 2019 Warrnambool Art Gallery is delighted to present Haunting, a projection, video and photographic exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia (NMA) in collaboration with Vic McEwan (The Cad Factory) during his residency at NMA in 2015. The exhibition features photographs and videos of museum objects selected by the artist from the National Historical Collection that embody the idea of changing natural forces (such as water, fog, smoke and smoke) to explore the contested interpretations of southern Australia’s agricultural history and narrative. Several objects featured in Haunting were made or used by Wiradjuri people. The NMA and The Cad Factory worked closely with Wiradjuri elders to ensure presented objects were interpreted and displayed appropriately. The WAG presentation of this exhibition will also feature objects that relate to the South West Victorian First Nations agricultural practices.

Vic McEwan

Vic McEwan is the Artistic Director of The Cad Factory, an innovative arts organisation based in regional NSW. He explores experimental and contemporary arts practice in partnership with diverse sectors. Vic was the 2015 Artist in Residence at the National Museum of Australia and the recipient of the Inaugural Arts NSW Regional Fellowship 2014/16. Vic’s practice involves working with sound, video, installation and performance, with a particular interest in site-specific work. He is interested in creating new dynamics by working with diverse partners and exploring difficult themes within the lived experience of communities and localities.

Artist website: http://www.vicmcewan.com/