The planning has begun and ideas are being developed for the Big Little Histories of Canowindra and CORRIDOR Project multiart
form event with Craig Walsh the installation artist visiting Canowindra last week. After receiving a NSW Heritage Near Me Activation Grant in late 2017 worth $60,560 Dylan Gower Director of the CORRIDOR Project, is very excited about the site specific installation which will take place in late October at the Canowindra Silo and Railway Precinct in Mill St, Canowindra.
The multi art-form event will interweave four significant local histories, including Devonian Fish, Aboriginal, Agricultural, and Bushranger history. The event will continue a legacy of innovative material developed for public interest in both the Canowindra and Cowra Historical Societies and The Age of Fishes Museum.
Dylan Gower Director of the CORRIDOR project said “This event will bring new audiences and creative excellence to the Central West.” Craig Walsh will create the site specific installation working closely with the project team to showcase the four histories of Canowindra. With over 30 years’ experience in the arts Craig is no stranger to Canowindra. In 2015 Craig was the artist commissioned to create the Grossi Fish light projection into the Belubula River from the Swinging Bridge during, National Science Week.
Craig will create a light projection for this event in 2018 of the “Mandageria Fairfaxi” which is the largest fish known from the Canowindra fish fossil site and current State Fossil. There will also be oral histories and stories presented on the night including tales from the Bushranger period created by Craig Lawler owner of Blind Freddy Bushranger Tours which Canowindra is famed for.
Agricultural histories from the district will be shown based on earlier oral interviews recorded in 2016-17.
For more information on this exciting event visit the website https://www.thecorridorproject.org/big-little-histories-ofcanowindra