Kandos Projects

18 Angus Ave
  • Margaret Brooks

    Showing: Thistle
    Material: Scotch thistles, paper and charcoal

    Along with charcoal drawings, a series of containers and objects made from parts of the thistle will explore notions of identity and migration.

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  • Annemaree Dalziel

    Showing: Whispers in the grass
    Material: Installation and performance

    Installation: poa labillardieri (native tussock grass); cardboard; themeda triandra (kangaroo grass) engraved velvet; 19th century children’s clothes made from recycled textiles and native tussock grass; found objects; photograph of Pinnacle Swamp School (1890s) courtesy Shirley Tunnicliffe; lace by Rochelle Sutherland

    Whispers in the grass uses native grasses and dance to explore a double diaspora. Many thousands of Highland Scots left Scotland for British colonies, displaced by British laws and practices that had shattered their Gaelic culture. They entered a new Australian society that displaced the original peoples and changed the ecologies of their country profoundly. Some came to the Capertee Valley. What became of their language, their grief, their habits? Do grief and trauma mark our DNA and transmit silently across generations, reawaken with singing of the susurrant grass? Grief whispers in the grass and we dance a joyful unforgetting …

    Whispers in the Grass performance: OzScot dancers and local people dance a new performance. Choreography by Cheryl Roach OAM. 5.45pm Saturday 8 April, Red tennis court, Henbury Golf Club.

    Whispers in the grass is a performance inspired by the story of local farmer George McDonald, a truly gentle man. His great-grandparents were forced to emigrate from Skye in 1852 to make way for more profitable sheep. They arrived in the Capertee Valley in 1856 and many of their children were born in remote places. Could they have been shepherds? Today George is rejuvenating the land his grandfather bought in 1899 by sustainable farming, returning indigenous grasses to pastures. Forgotten stories whisper in the grass and we dance a joyful unforgetting …

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  • s o d a c a k e

    Showing: K Play
    Material: Mixed-media sound installation

    K Play comprises a large multi-layered harp-like string instrument that triggers sounds through touch, movement and close proximity using a range of sensors, sculptured objects and custombuilt technologies. The strings themselves can be played/manipulated from inside the shopfront windows at 18 Angus Ave and when struck or otherwise triggered will play back a combination of musical instrument samples and location sound recordings taken in and around Kandos.

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  • Cementa Salon

    An exhibition of works by local artists from Kandos and surrounds. Exhibition open every day of the festival 10am to 4pm. Opening drinks and speech by Mid-Western Regional Councillor Sam Paine 6pm Thursday 6 April. To enquire about exhibiting your work contact info@cementa.com.au

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