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NMA artist-in-residence

Still from Haunting Projections by Vic McEwan, a new multimedia installation at the National Museum of Australia.

Haunting Projections

Vic McEwan is undertaking a 12-month artist-in-residency at the National Museum of Australia in 2015 as the inaugural recipient of the Arts New South Wales Regional Fellowship. Vic is working with the Museum’s National Historical Collection, exploring Australians’ connection to the land in a series of three new multimedia installations, alongside other creative experiments. This program is supported by Arts NSW and Hotel Hotel.

Haunting is the major artistic outcome of Vic’s residency at the National Museum. Projected images were blended with air, smoke, fog and water to reveal how the past stretches through place into our present.

In this video, Vic and curator George Main talk about the performance and its development.

Set on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River in spring 2015, Haunting featured photographs of objects from the National Museum’s collection, and from other collections, that record the profound social and ecological changes that came with agricultural development in southern Australia.

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