New Wilderness Project

  • Sally Walker Building (opposite Cunningham Pier) 1 Gheringhap St Geelong, VIC, 3220 Australia

image by Helen Lyth

Presented by Deakin University

Project facilitators: Cameron Bishop, Merinda Kelly

Participating artists:

  • Alaysha Moloney
  • Natalie Anderson
  • Sophie Vernon
  • Helen Lyth
  • Alex Moreland
  • Annie Boseley
  • Meg Shrimpton
  • Josh Rainey
  • Nikki Martin
  • Soraya Mobayad
  • Shelley McCoy

Thanks also to Matt Bonner, Eben Greaves and Jenny Grenfell

Inspired by the New Wilderness Project, first piloted by artists, writers, teachers and academics from Geelong in 2013, this installation has provided students with a platform to experiment and respond creatively to change in their community. Geelong is a community under radical transformation in its economic foundations and demographics. Participating students have been encouraged to investigate concepts and ‘big questions’ of relevance to these changing material, spatial and social relations. Responses have a localised focus which may travel across time and place, speaking also to global possibility.