Wyndham Arts, 8734 6021
Opening Night: Wednesday 30 August (6.30pm to 8.30pm)
WATFORD IN WERRIBEE an installation by Lyndal Jones
Lyndal Jones has an extensive exhibiting career. In 2001 she was Australia’s representative at the Venice Biennale.
The Avoca Project – Art, Place, Climate Change is an international art project in regional Victoria centered around Watford House, a once derelict two story prefabricated house with an amazing history, sited on a flood plain in Avoca in central Victoria.
For more than ten years she has involved national and international artists and local residents in projects that involve land works, exhibitions, performances, concerts and symposia, always responding in some way to Watford House and new ecological possibilities.
WATFORD IN WERRIBEE will continue this ecological approach by creating an ‘alternative’ house from the residue of the repairs carried out on the house over the past 12 years of this project, thereby providing a means for the house itself to continue to embody issues of migration, change, hospitality in the face of the increasingly hostile climate it inhabits.
Women from the town will conduct live performances of flower rearrangements titled Watford with Flowers in Werribee at the opening.
Image Credit: Watford House in 2017 with Lyndal Jones and window drawings by Gosia Wlorczak. Photo by Longin Sarnecki
Wyndham Art Gallery is open:
Weekdays 9am – 5pm
Weekends 11am – 4pm