The Exhibition

The Stony Rises Project is an exhibition of works all derived from sustained, multifaceted investigation into the Western District of Victoria.

Working in the diverse fields of art, architecture, design, geography, history and cultural theory, and using the drystone wallas the impetus for initial research, each of the participants in the project – Vicki Couzens, Lesley Duxbury, Ruth Johnstone, Seth Keen, Gini Lee, Jenny Lowe, Marion Manifold, Kit Wise, Laurene Vaughan and Carmel Wallace – produced a variety of works in response to their intensive immersion in the region. Each has made a work that is socially engaged and anchored in the broad frame of landscape. About The Works.

By focusing on the different histories of the area the exhibition brings to the surface the intricate relationships of people with place, foreigners on new lands, and colonial and indigenous narratives.

The exhibition will be presented at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne in April and May 2010, after which it will tour to the Art Gallery of Ballarat (Vic), Horsham Art Gallery (Vic), Warrnambool Art Gallery (Vic), and Riddoch Art Gallery (S.A.). View Tour Dates

The exhibition is accompanied by a 150-page book, Designing Place: An Archaeology of the Western District.