Craig Walsh Embedded

Craig Walsh's new exhibition may surprise those who only know his renowned video-projections in public spaces. Embedded juxtaposes two different notions of landscape: landscape as Country and landscape as commodity. In the Pilbara, mining is having a huge impact on the lives of indigenous people. While everyone in Australia is touched by mining, few people know what iron ore looks and smells like.

Art Exhibition previously on at IMA - Institute of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 29 March 2014 to Saturday 17 May 2014

Craig Walsh
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Published by Institute of Modern Art on Monday 24 February 2014.
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So, for his Embedded show, Walsh adds massive industrial bins brimming with iron ore, turning the gallery into an obstacle course, a labyrinth.

Embedded developed out of a commission from Rio Tinto. Walsh spent four weeks in the Pilbara, where iron ore is mined. He worked with Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (the traditional custodians of the Burrup Peninsula), Murujuga National Park rangers, and Rio Tinto staff, developing video works and photographic portraits. These works reflect on the connection local indigenous people have to their surrounding landscape, which is rich in rock art.

A joint project with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.