13. 12. 2015

RIVERscience⌘LANDart: community process and narrative

In addition to the wonderful photographs contributed by the community volunteers discussed in my previous blog post, I contributed contextual portrait images I made of these same volunteers undertaking their environmental surveys – these images provided an intimate narrative and added a different artistic element to the science being communicated.

A series of overview text panels were composed, designed and mounted in a similar manner to the images – these provided context, history and location.  To cap it off, I invited the volunteers to composed short narratives about the importance and meaning behind their environmental work – needless to say, these essays were diverse, passionate and inspiring – and adds another creative celebration.

The resulting showcase, consisting of photographs and narratives from the community volunteers, portraits I made of the volunteers, and the contextual information, are brought together to form a traveling exhibition and storyboard for use by the community volunteers to celebrate their activities, history and contributions, while inspiring others.

I focused on designing a showcase that is easily transportable and hung in a variety of community spaces. The goal is for it to travel throughout the Riverland, sharing an inspiring untold story of community passion, commitment and resilience.


Charles Tambiah

Country Arts SA recognises and respects that we are living and creating on Aboriginal Lands and we are committed to working together to honour their living cultures.