Inhalare / breathe upon aimed to transform familiar landscapes into unfamiliar territories, allowing those who encounter Inhalare works to be transported without the need to travel. In two stages, 12 regionally-based artists of NSW explored natural environments close to home to develop soundscapes, writings and visual responses capturing deep connections and hidden layers, allowing our imaginations to explore those environments that sustain us during times of restricted movement. The exhibition was designed to provide an immersive experience to everyone through multiple points of connection.
Inhalare / breathe upon
15 May – 16 June
SPACE, Coonabarabran NSW
Audio Descriptions, audio recordings of the texts and other supports were available in the gallery via headsets or through a QR code-accessed webpage.
Jason Richardson / Evelyn Alvarez
Kim V. Goldsmith / Amanda Donohue
Andrew Hull / Libby Wakefield
Danja Derkenne / Carol Archer
Anna Glynn / Vicki Luke
Greg Pritchard / Clementine Belle McIntosh
100% of survey respondents rated the exhibition either good or excellent
84% of survey respondents said accessibility elements allowed for greater connection with the artworks
An in-gallery survey was conducted as part of the Regional Arts Fund Cultural Tourism Accelerator grant awarded to the marketing of the exhibition.
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Stage 1 (2021): Sound recordings and text-based works (texts will be audio recorded)
1 OCTOBER – 15 DECEMBER 2021 >> Works in development
15 DECEMBER 2021 >> Artists in conversation roundtable event + Stage 2 artists announced
Stage 1 artists
Kim V. Goldsmith (Dubbo)
Greg Pritchard (Wagga Wagga)
Anna Glynn (Jaspers Brush)
Andrew Hull (Bourke)
Danja Derkenne (Little Forest)
Jason Richardson (Leeton)
Editor of text works — Dr Liz Charpleix
🎙 LISTEN TO THE STAGE 1 and 2 ARTISTS IN CONVERSATION 🎙
(This link will take you to the SoundCloud account of Kim V. Goldsmith/ ecopULSE)
Stage 1 was funded by the NSW Government through a Create NSW COVID Development Grant
Stage 2 (2022): Visual responses to the sound recordings and texts (audio descriptions of visual works will be recorded)
1 FEBRUARY – 30 MARCH 2022 >> Works in development
Stage 2 artists
Vicki Luke (Albury)
Carol Archer (Bulahdelah)
Amanda Donohue (Lake Macquarie)
Clementine Belle McIntosh (Gilgandra)
Libby Wakefield (Bowral)
Evelyn Alvarez (Coonabarabran)
Stage 2 has been funded by ecoPULSE crowdfunding through the Australian Cultural Fund and private investment
Stage 3 (2022-23): Presentation of works
15 MAY – 16 JUNE 2022 >> SPACE Gallery, Coonabarabran NSW
First showing of the soundscapes, texts and visual responses with a range of accessibility elements to ensure multiple connection points to the works.
SPACE gallery director and curator — Allison Reynolds
Stage 3 has been made possible through a CTA Experience Marketing Campaign Grant provided by Regional Arts NSW through the Regional Arts Fund, an Australian Government initiative supporting the arts in regional, remote and very remote Australia.
The development of each stage will happen in accordance with NSW Public Health Orders at the time.