Castlemaine State Festival presents

Traversing the Northern Plains

Wide Open Road Art

In 1841 the first squatters moved into the central and northern plains of Victoria with the intention of making a home. Nearly 180 years later the concepts of home and connection to landscape are problematic. Traversing The Northern Plains is a durational installation by Susie Elliott and Helen Mathwin, which will unfold over the course of the Festival. The work seeks to explore evolving assumptions about inhabiting a landscape.

There will be two performances set alongside this installation on two dates 20 and 27 March.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.