Paul’s Paddock

76 Fleming Street
  • Brad Allen-Waters

    Showing: Bag Hut
    Material: Ply, acrylic, solar prints, lime, lard, corrugated iron, gum branches, fabric, AV component

    Bag Hut explores shifts in memory, time and place. While memory fogs individual perception, the landscape embraces all. The family tree, burdened by its own weight, drops a branch here and there. The work references the temporary depression-era hut built by my grandfather in Kandos in 1923. He moved across from Hill End, seeking work in the local mines and eventually the cement works. Bag Hut is a site-specific installation sourcing local materials similar to those my grandfather used. The site shares the same aspect as the original structure, looking out to Cherry Tree Hill with Mount Rocky behind.

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  • Claire Conroy

    Showing: The City of Ladies
    Material: Camera obscura caravan and installation

    A camera obscura caravan is situated within an allegorical city in a paddock in Kandos. It is broadly based on The Book of the City of Ladies, a 15thcentury feminist text by Christine de Pizan. The City of Ladies can be moved through, inhabited as well as viewed upside down and in reverse from inside the camera obscura.

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  • Sach Catts

    Showing: Chop Dig Chanty
    Material: Performance

    Chop Dig Chanty is a performance work that seeks to compose a chanty (work song) through the labour of chopping and digging. Over the course of three days Catts and Shorter will fell and chop up a tree, and dig a hole respectively. As the axe chips the wood and the shovel carves the soil, rhythms between the two actions will be found and employed to divide and organise the timber and to propel the excavation downward. Performance throughout the day

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  • Mark Shorter

    Showing: Chop Dig Chanty
    Material: Performance

    Chop Dig Chanty is a performance work that seeks to compose a chanty (work song) through the labour of chopping and digging. Over the course of three days, Catts and Shorter will fell and chop up a tree, and dig a hole respectively. As the axe chips the wood and the shovel carves the soil, rhythms between the two actions will be found and employed to divide and organise the timber and to propel the excavation downward. Performance throughout the day

    -> See Mark Shorter's full bio
  • Miriam Williamson

    Showing: Bag Hut
    Material: Ply, acrylic, solar prints, lime, lard, corrugated iron, gum branches, fabric, AV component

    Bag Hut explores shifts in memory, time and place. While memory fogs individual perception, the landscape embraces all. The family tree, burdened by its own weight, drops a branch here and there. The work references the temporary depression-era hut built by my grandfather in Kandos in 1923. He moved across from Hill End, seeking work in the local mines and eventually the cement works. Bag Hut is a site-specific installation sourcing local materials similar to those my grandfather used. The site shares the same aspect as the original structure, looking out to Cherry Tree Hill with Mount Rocky behind.

    -> See Miriam Williamson's full bio