RAF Highlight | The Edge19.06.2017
A Regional Arts Fund project run by the WIRED Lab has seen young people from the Cootamundra and Tumut regions develop photography skills with acclaimed artist Tamara Dean.
Tamara Dean documents the informal rites of passage that young people create for themselves in nature, a theme that continues through her recent series The Edge. With its young participants, rural and naturally beautiful locations, this body of work and its production strategies have great relevance and potential to resonate with young people based in the unique environments of the Eastern Riverina.
This body of work and Tamara’s broader practice has culminated in the Regional Arts Fund project The Edge, a two-year skills development opportunity for young people (aged 13-17 years & 18-25 years) living in the rural communities of Tumut and Cootamundra. Now in its second year, The Edge has seen young people learn various photographic techniques while working with Tamara to document their interactions in natural sites of recreation.
The project outcomes will be presented at large community events, as well as an exhibition at the 2017 Wired Open Day and at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in 2018.
More information about the project can be found on the WIRED Lab website.