The Way Life Should Be (3) (Rolling Stock exhibition)

Margaret Woodward, Justine Phillips

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The Way Life Should Be 3' was exhibited as part of the group exhibition 'Rolling Stock'. 'Rolling Stock' was a series of site specific performances, installations and collaborations between artists, visiting audiences and the local Junee community on a train moving through unconventional spaces from Midday to Midnight on Saturday 20th November 2010. The exhibition was the result of an ongoing collaboration between artists Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward which aims to explore and challenge the nature of tourism, truth, fiction and the depiction of Australian culture and society through collected tourist ephemera. The highlights the role of codes, symbols and icons that develop as 'tourist markers' (McCannell,1999) in contributing to national identity. In turn it seeks to challenge ideas of national identity and the tourist experience inviting audiences to look beyond the surface to a deeper understanding of place and their communities. Each time the work is exhibited it grows in scale and the 'footprint' it occupies. It is also part of the on-line Australia Project, , a series of creative initiatives launched in 2010 and dedicated to exploring Australian identity and currently visiting communities in each state and territory. This is the third installation of the work, first exhibited at Linden Gallery in 2010. One further installation is planned each one growing in scale.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationJunee Railway Museum, NSW
PublisherThe WIRED Lab Ltd, 2010.
SizeMid-20th c. footstools upholstered in souvenir teatowels
Publication statusPublished - 2010
EventRolling Stock exhibition -
Duration: 20 Nov 2010 → …


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