Holding the Circle: Kyneton Contemporary (19.03.2022)

(Exhibition, Installation, News, Video Art)

19 – 27 March 2022
Across Kyneton, Victoria.
Taungurung country.

‘Holding the Circle’ is a nine day event held in the regional community of Kyneton, Victoria. Commissioning eleven artists from around Australia, the event presents new context-sensitive artwork made in a variety of media and presented across multiple sites throughout the town.

Grounded in egalitarian exchange and collaboration, circle geometry holds space for diverse perspectives and experiences to be shared within communities. It encourages deep listening, learning and the sharing of lived experiences in ways that foster conversation and connection.

Artists: Ravi Avasti, Adam Lee, Sara Morawetz, Emily Parsons-Lord, Eugenia Lim, Michael Candy, Simone Slee, Hannah Brontë, Katie West, Hanna Tai and Steven Rhall.

Shelters for Kyneton (triadic transfer) by Eugenia Lim documents a series of performative interventions into Kyneton’s transfer station, or ‘tip’. Inspired by the ‘work ballets’ of Mierle Laderman Ukeles, the work considers maintenance, care and ecology in the settler-colonial context of contemporary Kyneton, and the knowledges and learned choreographies different bodies hold. The work features Lim alongside two key members of the local community, Macedon Ranges Shire Council Mayor Cr. Jennifer Anderson, and transfer station worker Steve Boulter, activating wearable ‘shelters’ as sites of collective action, flows and ecology.

Eugenia’s work will be presented in the Kyneton Masonic Centre, 7 Yaldwyn St, Kyneton.

Image: Installation View of Shelters for Kyneton (triadic transfer), 2022, Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial, Kyneton Masonic Centre
Photo: Lucy Foster