In the Upper Hunter Valley, open cut coal mining is transforming what once was agricultural land into unfamiliar landscapes. The trace of history has been severed, to be replaced by the shadowlands of our consumerism.
This PhD research exhibition is based upon walking through these hidden places and participating in the newly manufactured world. It is a record of wayfinding through a terraformed land using drawing, photography, soils and collections. In 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 2017 AT 6PM