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Shadows on the hill

Dan McCabe (WA)

Presented in association with ACCA, Darebin Arts’ Speakeasy, Footscray Community Arts Centre and Testing Grounds

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Testing Grounds

Dates

5-6 May

Venue

Testing Grounds, 1-23 City Road, Southbank

Time

Thu 5 May, 10am-6pm | Fri 6 May, 10am-10pm

Access

  • 50 - eye
  • audio-notes
  • tactile-tour (1)
  • wheelchair - Copy

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ACCA

Dates

7-8 May

Venue

Australian Centre for Contemporary Art forecourt, 111 Sturt St, Southbank

Time

Sat 7 May—Sun 8 May, 12pm-5pm

Price

Free

Access

  • 50 - eye
  • audio-notes
  • tactile-tour (1)
  • wheelchair - Copy

Ask the artist on site for a tactile tour

Suburban Footscray

Venue

31 Leander Street, Footscray

Time

Mon 9 May – Tue 10 May,  4pm-6pm

Price

Free

Access

  • 50 - eye
  • audio-notes
  • tactile-tour (1)
  • wheelchair - Copy

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Footscray Community Arts Centre

Dates

12-14 May

Venue

Footscray Community Arts Centre grounds, 45 Moreland Street, Footscray

Time

Thursday 12 May — Saturday 14 May, 10am – 4pm

Price

Free

Access

  • 50 - eye
  • audio-notes
  • tactile-tour (1)
  • wheelchair - Copy

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Northcote Town Hall

Dates

17-19 May

Venue

Northcote Town Hall, 189 High St, Northcote

Time

Tue 17 May – Thu 19 May, 1pm-9pm

Price

Free

Access

  • 50 - eye
  • audio-notes
  • tactile-tour (1)
  • wheelchair - Copy

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Suburban Northcode

Venue

4 Albert St, Northcote

Time

Fri 20 May – Sat 21 May, 4pm-7pm

Price

Free

Access

  • 50 - eye
  • audio-notes
  • tactile-tour (1)
  • wheelchair - Copy

Ask the artist on site for a tactile tour

Event Details

Trying to break into one of the world's most unaffordable property markets? Is the suburban sprawl getting you down?

Grab a cuppa and join artist Dan McCabe for a campsite chat about the future of the Australian landscape, and our place within it.

Occupying several locations throughout Melbourne, Shadows on the hill is an artist-designed tent that uses unique camouflage techniques to blend itself into the urban landscape. Making the mobile shelter his home for the duration of Next Wave Festival 2016, McCabe turns these temporary engagements with place into opportunities for spontaneous and informal discussion with passers-by.

Bringing together design principles for low-maintenance living, local narratives and community conversation, Shadows on the hill seeks to question how we can disrupt and mitigate suburban aspiration and gentrification, offering a humble, conscious way to view the world.

shadowsonthehill.com.au

  • Image
    Dan McCabe

Shadows on the hill was commissioned and developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart program for Next Wave Festival 2016.

This project has been supported by International Art Space and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.