'On Common Ground' in Narrandera
Three day festival
The site-specific arts festival will take place along the Murrumbidgee River and over the three days of activities, 16 – 18 October, audiences are invited to explore this stunning flora and fauna reserve where artworks will be embedded into the landscape.
The Murrumbidgee river has a long history as a contested site. Colonisation, the development of agriculture, species extinction and reduction, continuing environmental changes and resource management initiatives such as the Murray Darling Basin Plan, make this location and its surrounds a place of consternation with many conflicting views. On Common Ground is a celebration of what links us, through all of our different viewpoints and histories. It is an attempt to allow a neutral place, a place for discussion and reflection for three days and beyond.
The festival is a partnership between The Cad Factory, Narrandera Arts and Creative Network, Narrandera Council, Arts NSW, Regional Arts NSW, Australia Council for the Arts, Performance Space, National Association for the Visual Arts, National Museum of Australia, Western Riverina Arts, Happy Herbs Company and Bendigo Bank.
Western Riverina Arts Communications Officer, Jason Richardson, has this great preview of the festival.