There are just 10 more days to see the Moth Migration Project installed at Oak Hill Gallery in Mornington, V.I.C Australia. This is the third gallery in six months that the MMP has opened at in Australia. Each site hosted community-based moth making workshops, which either I taught or one of the gallery’s artists, and at times a combination of both.
Here is a little peek at some of the installation shots from the show.
It has been an exciting six months. I flew to Brisbane at the end of April to install the Moth Migration Project in the Gympie Regional Gallery. Working with the amazing staff and Joolie Gibbs the gallery director, we installed a massive installation in record time. In under a week, the exhibition was up, I had three radio interviews, conducted a workshop and went on a gorgeous hike. Here is a brochure they designed for the exhibition along with public programs.
I have loads of photos from Gympie, and I will highlight a few here. The gallery itself is massive, it is a beautiful and original School of Arts Building, built in 1905.
I then traveled to the Bundaberg Regional Gallery to meet with Jenny Gilbertson. With the help of their volunteers and volunteers from Childers Art Gallery, we installed the exhibition in 2 room and 2 halls. The architecture was much different between Gympie and Bundaberg and we had some fun features to play with.
The exhibition looked fantastic. We crowded the moths tight together from floor to ceiling as you can see here:
I am still exhausted but so pleased with these exhibitions. It was a thrill to be back in Australia, I had not been there in almost ten years when I was in residence at Lake St. Clair in Tasmania. I see a lot more time in Australia in my near future.
I want to thank everyone for coming out, for being a part of this massively growing project. If you are interested in learning more about the MMP, please see the website at mothmigrationproject.net