In the Upper Hunter Valley, open-cut coal mining is transforming what was once agricultural land into unfamiliar landscapes. The trace of history has been severed by industry, to be replaced by shadowlands of our consumerism.
This PhD research exhibition is based upon walking through these hidden places and interacting in this newly manufactured world. It is a record of wayfinding through terraformed land, using drawing, photography, soils and collected artefacts.
Through these works, creative practice co-constitutes post-mining places by transmuting tracks into images and giving interactions form, thereby articulating a way of knowing our shadowlands and making our minescapes matter.
– Penny Dunstan, May 2017
PLEASE JOIN THE ARTIST FOR THE EXHIBITION OPENING
AT THE UNIVERSITY GALLERY ON FRIDAY 21 JULY AT 6PM