Crossing Country

Julie Montgarrett

    Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Original - Visual art works


    The exhibition of this creative work, Crossing Country, is a 28 page sketchbook comprising sixteen original creative works (one per double page) which contributes to the fields of contemporary drawing/illustration practice documenting a return trip from Wagga Wagga NSW across the Hay Plains, via Lake Mungo to the Menindee Lakes and Broken Hill. The creative works is part of CSU indigenous cultural awareness and renewal processes and an on-going investigation into themes of trespass, chance and fragility in relation to the character and nature of the landscape in largely marginal Wiradjuri and Ngiyeempaa country.The work was first exhibited in the international Sketchbook Project Exhibition in the HR Gallop Gallery SCCI CSU in August 2014 as one of 20 sketchbooks completed by 20 selected CSU staff and post-graduate students and a number of professional artists. The sketchbook was scanned and archived for publication on the CSU HR Gallop web-site in early 2015 and will next travel to become part of the Brooklyn Art Library in, Brooklyn, NY USA where The Sketchbook Project collection is on permanent view to the public with an on-line presence. The Brooklyn Library via the Sketchbook Project, a crowd-sourced library that features 32,389 artists books contributed by creative people from 135+ countries with a worldwide community of more than 70,000 artists. By focusing on the intersection of hands-on art making and new technology, The Sketchbook Project nurtures community-supported art projects that harness the power of the virtual world to share inspiration in the real world.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherBrooklyn Art Library
    Media of outputArtwork
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventThe Sketchbook Project -
    Duration: 01 Aug 201430 Sep 2014


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