The Visitors is an artistic survey of the people, paths and stories woven through the sociological landscape of contemporary Central Australian culture. Melding photography, film and live art, The Visitors charts the impacts and influences on desert life, through archetypical local imagery, captured with all the gloss of a tourism advert.
‘There is a particular pressure to living in central Australia when you add extreme weather, remoteness, and culture clash against a backdrop of, ancient and powerful landscapes. There is a push and pull element to “Alice” – not belonging – a visitor – yet emotionally and psychologically the landscape seems to take you into its vortex of timelessness’ Franca Barraclough, Artist and Producer of The Visitors
After three years in the making, through 13 unique immersive art experiences involving over 350 local community members, The Visitors is ready to be exhibited. In November 2019, The Visitors will be presented at the Araluen Arts Centre in Alice Springs. The exhibition encompasses billboard-style photographs, installation, sculpture and film.
This fundraising campaign is to bring the last phase of The Visitors extreme-art experience into the physical plane, by printing the billboard images you can fall into, and installing the final exhibition.
Franca has spent the past 20 years contributing to and developing artists and the arts sector in Central Australia. This is Franca’s first solo exhibition, and the first time she has reached out for financial support from her community. It’s a scary thing, and any contribution is much appreciated.
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