The Poverty Gully Project
Originally commissioned as part of The Solo Projects at the Margaret Lawrence Gallery Melbourne, this project delivered a radical departure point within the artist's pactice and shifts the process of making away from the studio/gallery and into the landscape, fusing a direct relationship between site, process and outcome.
Garrett spent a number of months trekking in the bushland of central Victoria in search of old diggings from the days of the Gold Rush. The heady mix of history, folk lore, local stories and self discovery made this a compelling project for the artist in search of old mine shafts. Spending a number of months walking the central gold diggings sites, the artist mapped, made site drawings, researched and placed himself in the landscape to discover the work.
A selection of site photos and film stills from The Poverty Gully Project
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The Poverty Gully Project was supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria