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Welcome to Western Riverina Arts - a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to develop, support and promote the arts and culture in Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera & Murrumbidgee. 
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Haunting installation to transform the banks of the Murrumbidgee as part of On Common Ground

As part of On Common Ground, two special night time events will transform the banks of the Murrumbidgee River into a haunting video and sound performance.

Watch as a 60-metre wide video projection wraps around trees, water, river banks and more, bringing to life stories from the past and present. Haunting is a stunning artwork made by Vic McEwan, Artistic Director of The Cad Factory and George Main, Curator at the National Museum of Australia.

Over the last six months Vic and George have been working with collection items from the National Museum of Australia and the Narrandera Museum that relate to the Riverina area. The photographs of these items have been projected onto shifting environmental conditions like fog, mist and smoke on the banks of the Murrumbidgee river in Canberra.

The show was presented to a sell out audience in Canberra in September and received critical acclaim. It will now be remade to fit the banks of the Murrumbidgee in Narrandera. George says, “Haunting celebrates our hidden histories and seeks to foster an exploration of some of the more difficult situations now facing humanity.”

On Friday 16 October and Saturday 17 October this work will be presented at Second Beach in the Narrandera Common with a few added twists. Vic says, “We have been working with local artists Fiona Caldarevic, Elizabeth Gay Campbell, Wagga poet David Gilbey and visiting artist Greg Pritchard to add extra performative elements to the event. As well as projecting onto the banks of the Murrumbidgee, we will also project onto the artwork Vanishing Point: Swan Hopper Legacies which spans the entire 110 metre width of the river."

These night time events will be held from 7pm - 10pm at Second Beach. Cars can drive into the Common and park near the Koala count marshalling area. Audience numbers are limited so if you would like to attend this event, please go to www.cadfactory.com.au to book your free tickets.

Bring along dinner and a picnic blanket to enjoy a fun evening of conversation, artworks and ideas in Narrandera’s beautiful natural environment, the Common.

From Friday 16 October to Sunday 18 October, the Narrandera Common will be taken over by nineteen Riverina artists, seven visiting artists and over 50 community members for a spectacular art experience. You can view over 24 artworks between 10am - 4pm on Friday 16 October, 1pm - 6pm on Saturday 17 October and 1pm - 6pm on Sunday 18 October.

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