CONTROLLED BURNING

SPRING 2020 / SIDNEY NOLAN TRUST

In a group show by the Wilderness Art Collective, Anthony will be installing a new artwork with the working title of 'controlled burning'. 

A large scale steel alphabet is being manufactured, the letters from which will be heated enough to scorch the grass at selected areas of the Sidney Nolan Trust site. Quotes by writers associated with 're-wilding, natural recovery, our relationship with the earth and conservation' will collaborate to produce short phrases to be burned into the grass.

As the grass recovers and eventually disappears to green when the grass regrows, it will transition from black to brown, yellow to green; the progress of which will be captured by time-lapse footage.

Images and footage of the installation will be available following the exhibition at http://www.sidneynolantrust.org/

This will be the first in a number of site specific installations using scorched grass to express environmental messages...


 

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