20° S 135° E, Craft Victoria, Flinders Lane, Melbourne, 2014
See an interview with Will Heathcote at: http://www.craft.org.au/news/gallery-interview-will-heathcote/
20° S 135° E is the primary outcome of a broader self-directed residency program in various locations throughout regional Australia. Working from a cattle station in central Northern Territory, the artist presents a physical engagement with a specific piece of land in Australia’s centre – 20° S 135° E – mapping, moulding and casting it into an entirely new state of being.
Through actions, sculptural intervention, site specific casting and photography, Heathcote aims to physically explore the territory between controlled and uncontrolled environments unearthing a wealth of material in typical projections of the outback.
See a running blog detailing the broader touring residency program through Australia at: http://hoteljuliet60.wordpress.com/
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.