Justy Phillips and Margaret Woodward presented two works at Rolling Stock. The works, Container 1 and The Way Life Should Be were installed at the Junee Roundhouse after a short residency and install.
Rolling Stock is 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.This epic project is curated by Sarah Last from The Wired Lab.
Container 1. A vessel for travel – explores the Indigenous naming of the township of Junee (or Jew-nee), which means ‘speak to me’ in Wiradjuri language.
The Way Life Should Be is growing with every installation. In the Junee Railway Workshop situated at the Roundhouse – a fully operational industrial landscape provides moments of rest for interrupted narratives to connect and dissect the darkness.
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