Boorhaman inspires new exhibition
KEY artworks created when two Melbourne-based artists, Chaco Kato and Dylan Martorell, spent a month in residency at the former Boorhaman Primary School last year, will be showcased during an exhibition opening at the Wangaratta Art Gallery today.
The exhibition was curated for the gallery by Kate Hill and Eugene Howard, the co-directors of Residency Projects who share a connection to the town and wanted to see the sold site reinvigorated as a space to inspire and educate.
The collection includes sculptural textile works made by Chaco Kato while embedded on site, including segments of a large scale knotted rope work, and collaborative pieces made with members of the Boorhaman community.
Ms Kato offers further opportunity for participation as part of this exhibition through an interactive sculptural weaving loom, with visitors encouraged to bring their own material and contribute.
Dylan Martorell presents a series of photographic and video works archiving chaotic collaborative endeavours between the artist and local children.
The exhibition will be opened at 6pm today by Judy Byrne, Boorhaman community member and ex principal of the Boorhaman Primary School, with everyone welcome to come along - entry is free.