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The River Project
Centre of art, Campbelltown (Australia)  

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The River Project considers the Upper Georges River that runs through south west Sydney within the larger context of river systems of Asia and the Pacific by bringing together artists from Australia, China, India, Korea, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines and Vietnam whose work explores river systems. The River Project restates the important fact that nature and culture are not mutually exclusive.


From the Yangtze, Mekong and Ganges to the Han, Sepik and Upper Georges, river systems reflect our interconnectedness, our fragility and our history. The way we engage with river systems today tells us much about who we are as a community.









 


































Exhibition 28 August - 24 October 2010. Campbelltown Arts Centre, Cnr Camden & Appin Roads - Campbelltown NSW 2560 - Australia. Tel.: 02 4645 4100. Open daily 10 am - 4 pm.
























































The River Project, Centre of art, Campbelltown

© ArtCatalyse International / Marika Prévosto 2012. All Rights Reserved

Song Dong, Writing Time With Water, Campbelltown, 28 August 2010. Performance still. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Jennifer Leahy

Song Dong, Writing Time With Water, Campbelltown, 28 August 2010. Performance still. Courtesy of the artist. Photo by Jennifer Leahy


As part of The River Project Campbelltown Arts Centre has commissioned new works by Graham 'Nudge' Blacklock, Tiffany Chung, Bonita Ely, Reena Kallat, Mike Parr and Song Dong. The exhibition also includes the Sepik River Project curated by Susan Cochrane with the assistance of Jeffry Feeger, which offers a focused insight into the contemporary painting and sculptural practices of artists from the Sepik River, Papua New Guinea.


Tiffany Chung, Flora n Fauna, 2010. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by Campbelltown Art Centre


Tiffany Chung, Flora n Fauna, 2010. Courtesy of the artist. Commissioned by Campbelltown Art Centre

The River Project's performance program sees Mike Parr, Song Dong and Yin Xiuzhen commissioned to re-stage or re-interpret seminal performance works—Parr's Pure Water Into Polluted Water 1971, Song's ongoing Writing Time With Water and Yin's Washing River 1995.

An illustrated colour catalogue has been published by Campbelltown Arts Centre in connection with the exhibition and features commissioned essays by Susan Cochrane, Sharyn Cullis, Flaudette May V Datuin, Charlie Fruean, Susan Gibb, Binghui Huangfu, Olivier Krischer and Ou Ning.

Campbelltown Arts Centre:
Campbelltown Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary contemporary arts centre located in Western Sydney. Since opening in 2005 the Centre has pioneered a contemporary arts program that engages with critical issues of our times. The Centre supports the research, development and production of new work and creates platforms for multidisciplinary arts practice.

Campbelltown Arts Centre produces international multidisciplinary contemporary arts projects that include commissions, artist residencies, publications, community projects, education and public programs to examine issues and events that influence and shape contemporary experience.

Artists:
Graham 'Nudge' Blacklock (Australia), Ringo Bunoan (The Philippines), Cao Fei (China), Tiffany Chung (Vietnam), Elisabeth Cummings (Australia), Peter T Elers (Australia), Bonita Ely (Australia), Reena Kallat (India), Minouk Lim (Korea), Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba (Vietnam), Mike Parr (Australia), Raqs Media Collective (India), Jewyo Rhii (Korea), Song Dong (China), Verdun Walker (Australia), Yin Xiuzhen (China), MM Yu (The Philippines), Zhuang Hui (China), U-Turn / Restore Respect Waka Project Pacific communities of south west Sydney, Sepik River Project (Papua New Guinea): Raymond Dumoii, Sebastian Dumoii, Jeffry Feeger, Kawa Gita, Ishmail Gromban, Ignas Keram, Julius Koni, Junior Koni, Markus Konny, Sali Sari Mainda, Nanias Maira, Gerhard Minjan, David Saka, Kami Sakat, Francis Tongoi, Herry Waybenang, Rudolf Waybenang, Zacharias Waybenang and Hubert Yambin.