Big Walk to Golden Mountain (08.03.2017)

(Exhibition, News, Performance)

Eugenia has been in residence at the Ballarat Gallery for Part 1 – A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step , the first in a series of month-long exhibitions and events for the project Big Walk to Golden Mountain. BWTGM is one of several national events marking the 160th year of Chinese migration to the goldfields. This expansive project pays tribute to the 500km walking trek from Robe in South Australia to the central Victorian goldfields undertaken by gold seekers from the Guangdong region in China. Devised by Castlemaine-based Punctum Inc., Big Walk to Golden Mountain explores the contemporary influence of this historic migration landscape in our region using a breadth of art forms. It also represents the regional contribution to the Art Centre’s major Asia TOPA program, connecting it to the goldfields of Central Victoria.