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A Park and a Rock

Since 2008 Maddie Leach has been an artist in residence in Cork, Beaver Island, Tasmania, New Plymouth, Mandurah, and Vancouver. These opportunities have been directly linked to invitations to develop new place-responsive projects in which she has explored historical narratives, community, and memory through processes of reproduction, reiteration, temporality, and dispersal. Leach has a long-standing […]

Waimanawa: The Water From Under the Land

The video installation Waimanawa (the Māori word which means water that comes from under the land) was commissioned for the Lower Hutt City Council-sponsored Common Ground Hutt Public Art Festival: Groundwater in 2017. A video was presented on a screen placed on the ground over the proposed location for a public tap to a newly […]

Contained Memories or Catalysts?: Some Aboriginal Memorials in Australia 

Most of the many war memorials in the Australian public domain commemorate wars that were fought offshore. Conversely, memorials dealing with the fractious and sometimes violent interactions between Aboriginal and settler Australians since colonisation are rarely evident. This article examines selected examples of recent public art dealing with Aboriginal-settler issues. Beginning with a study of […]