Tree Project - Heather Hesterman (Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery - Craigieburn)


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Heather Hesterman is a Melbourne-based artist and landscape designer whose practice focuses on issues of our natural environment and our attitudes towards it.

Hesterman’s art practice investigates the intersection of place, community, ecology, education and science via practices of installation and landscape design. She utilizes research methodologies that include direct fieldwork, site analysis, historical research, interpretation of scientific data and observations within the landscape.

For this new exhibition Hesterman is focusing on trees within the City of Hume, with many pre-dating colonization. Grey-lead rubbings will be created onsite with members of the community, generating and recording a form of living memory. This results in a tactile snapshot of the trees at a particular moment in time through participatory actions. Immortalising the surface of the tree privileges sensory processes rather than the ocular, with a more haptic or ‘whole of body’ experience of vision. Thus both tree and human activity are evidenced and preserved within the work.

Part of this project involves the fabrication of a 'mobile forest'. This forest will be relocated from place to place, occupying locations where native bushland has now been replaced by housing, and by it’s nature evoking the transitory nature of all migrations.

info on the artist: Heather Hesterman

Thursday 18 October - 30 December, 2018

Opening event: Tuesday 4 December, 2018 6 - 7.30pm

Gee Lee-Wik Doleen Gallery, Hume Global Learning Centre - Craigieburn
75-95 Central Park Avenue, Craigieburn

Monday – Thursday: 10am - 8pm
Friday: 10am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 1pm - 4pm

*Not open on public holidays

Updated : 2:26 PM, 7 January 2019

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