The Project

The Stony Rises Project explores the complex and interconnected elements that result in the creation of place. Between 2008 and 2010 a team of artists, designers, historians, curators, theorists and scientists have investigated through their individual perspectives and practices, a particular region within the Western District of Victoria, Australia. , From the land mass to the people and their cultures both past and present, their aim being to make comment on, to reflect, to come to know and to remember what it is that makes a place, a place.

Founded in the proposition that through the investigation of one site with its particular features and histories, we can come to many, the curators embarked on adventure known as the Stony Rises Project. The outcomes from this investigation are represented in this site and they include a community, an artist camp, a traveling exhibition and a book.