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It's a Backyard Bonanza for Local Musos at MAMA

The invitation to ‘Come to MAMA’ has had more than 12,000 RSVPs to date. Albury’s new art museum opened its doors just one month ago, and as well as national exhibitions the team at MAMA ensured that the home grown product was featured in the opening celebrations.

In January, local bands and musicians with original music were offered the chance to record a professional music video with renowned director,  Andrew Pearce and record a song with the Cad Factory’s Vic McEwan for the Backyard Bonanza project.

Pearce has worked with bands including The Temper Trap, Eskimo Joe, and Duran Duran, while McEwan’s work in regional arts and with regional artists earned him the inaugural Regional Arts NSW Fellowship in 2014.

Albury Regional Art Gallery (now MAMA) received $5,000 for the project from the Country Arts Support Program administered by  Regional Arts NSW and local Regional Arts Boards on behalf of the NSW Government.

The successful musicians Jessica Drummond, Adam Dwyer and Matt Oritz recorded their music videos to form part of Pearce’s Sonic Splendour exhibition, part of the opening night celebrations on 2 October.  The three also performed live for the almost 5,000 people who turned out on the night.

Along with the three videos by local artists, six other music videos form part of the exhibition that continues until next Sunday, 8 November.

Read more about Andrew Pearce and the Sonic Splendour exhibition here. 

Watch the creation of Jessica Drummond’s video.