Kyneton’s creative spirit will be ablaze in April when the town is transformed into an art installation.
Showcasing central Victoria’s cultural and environmental qualities, Kyneton Contemporary Art Triennial 2018 will inhabit unexpected places throughout Kyneton through the mediums of sound work, sculptural installation, print media, drawing, performance and new media.
Kyneton Contemporary Inc has commissioned artists from around the country to create the unique event, which is being funded by more than $20,000 from Creative Victoria and Macedon Ranges council.
For months the artists have been spending time in Kyneton and collaborating with local groups to better understand the area’s history.
Artist Georgie Mattingley has been learning from residents at BUPA Aged Care as he researches personal histories from post-war Kyneton. Jessie Stanley has been working with Friends of the Botanic Gardens on the history of the gardens and local geology.
Artist David Attwood will put on a performance among the cafes of Kyneton’s main street.
Kyneton Contemporary co-director Kent Wilson said the event’s theme would be “Force Fields”, with action and location at the heart of the art. He said the artworks tapped “into the gravitational pull of forces toward and within the regional town of Kyneton”.
The triennial will run from April 14 to 18. More information can be found at kynetoncontemporary.com, though precise dates and times have yet to be released.