The residency program awards $20,000 (excl. GST) to an artist/collaborative group to develop a responsive project for installation/presentation in the public domain. The residency must engage with the local community and draw inspiration from the people and place of Broken Hill; celebrating it as a living museum.
Broken Hill is located on the traditional lands of the Wilyakali people of the Barkindji Nation.
Broken Hill’s heritage has an important place in Australia’s development as a modern and prosperous country. The unusual geological deposits that became subject to powerful resource extraction led to not only technical developments in the mining industry but also social and political developments. Broken Hill is also known for its early practice of regenerating the environment in and around mining operations.
Broken Hill’s current identity has shifted, albeit still central to resource extraction. As mineral deposits diminish, Broken Hill is now a site for renewable energy harvesting through solar and wind technology. Far West waterways and the lexicon of politics surrounding Broken Hill’s water supply construct our contemporary identity as a regional city.
The residency project should seek to amplify, explore, disrupt, illuminate and/or illustrate Broken Hill as Australia’s First National Heritage Listed City.
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