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Alison Clouston & Boyd

Dhalawala – Forest Country | 2022

mirrityana – out in the sunlight, 2019, Part A DragonGoatMulga   mulga tree, soundtrack , wild goat horns, ( materials and sounds from the Barrier Ranges with permission of Baakintji Traditional Owners), old sawhorses Part B Darwin’s Tree (phylogenetic tree)  recycled metal, solid rivets, wild goat horns, soundtrack, ochre, ( materials and sounds from the Barrier Ranges with permission of Baakintji Traditional Owners)  Part C   Darwin’s Tree   Giclee print of Charles Darwin’s diagram, of the phylogenetic tree from my Grandfather’s 1910 edition of The Origin of Species Giclee print on Hannemuhle paper, Alison Clouston
mirrityana – out in the sunlight, 2019, Part A DragonGoatMulga mulga tree, soundtrack , wild goat horns, ( materials and sounds from the Barrier Ranges with permission of Baakintji Traditional Owners), old sawhorses Part B Darwin’s Tree (phylogenetic tree) recycled metal, solid rivets, wild goat horns, soundtrack, ochre, ( materials and sounds from the Barrier Ranges with permission of Baakintji Traditional Owners) Part C Darwin’s Tree Giclee print of Charles Darwin’s diagram, of the phylogenetic tree from my Grandfather’s 1910 edition of The Origin of Species Giclee print on Hannemuhle paper, Alison Clouston

bio:

Visual artist Alison Clouston and sound artist Boyd collaborate, bringing together Boyd’s background as a multi-instrumentalist and composer with Alison’s sculpture and installation. They have shown work in forests, Historic Houses Trust buildings, the Museum of Sydney, Heide, Te Papa Tongarewa & Bowen Galleries in NZ, AGNSW, Articulate, and numerous regional galleries. Committed to participatory art, they have worked with diverse communities, engaging over 153 musicians for the award-winning work for ‘Coalface’ 2014, that toured Australia. For ‘NatureLovers’, (a Bundanon Trust commission 2017) they involved over 60 musicians, visual artists and visitors. The pair won the Fishers Ghost Contemporary Art Award in 2021. They are working on a survey show for Hazelhurst Regional Gallery in June 22 and will exhibit at Broken Hill Regional Gallery in 2023.

statement:

We have been making work about trees for decades now, inspired by them and by the human philosophies, science and stories around them. The extinction crisis and climate change affect everything we do – we sense that art might nurture the imagination and compassion we need for positive social change. And so we invite participation from the diverse communities in which we are privileged to work, on Gandangara, Dharawal and Dabee Wiradjuri lands.

Materials | Whole tree, people, seedlings, original soundtrack and sound system, metal
Location | Kandos Community Centre Hall Band Rotunda
Dyerren Dyerren Dragon Tree, 2020, Materials: native Cypress tree salvaged from the 2019-20 bushfires, steel, soundtrack and sound system, wool, Cypress benches, community participation, Alison Clouston
Dyerren Dyerren Dragon Tree, 2020, Materials: native Cypress tree salvaged from the 2019-20 bushfires, steel, soundtrack and sound system, wool, Cypress benches, community participation, Alison Clouston