Concepts of ‘home’ around a heritage object.
Shanks' Pony Rest Stop
Mullumbimby & Rosebank
Artist Creative Process
We have been collaborating artists for 10 years. We do immersive installations for public spaces, using organic, found and repurposed objects. When the concept is agreed, each of us works on making things in separate studios, then meet on the site, which contributes it’s own energy, helping us bring it all together.
We are paying homage to the historical horse trough in Palm Park.
The trough, partly filled with water, was a travellers most valued free item when resting in town (water has been supplied from the artists home bore). Floating ephemeral works, suggest links between the water and those revived by it from this trough, over time. A 'clothesline' strung between the adjacent trees, suggests a temporary camp here in Palm Park.
This work is about temporary occupation, and the important part water plays in providing a sense of ‘home’.