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Over the last 30 years, Australian artist Craig Walsh has become widely known Internationally for his pioneering approaches to site- responsive installations, sculpture and projection mapping in unconventional sites. His works have animated natural and built environments and features such as trees, rivers and mountains, as well as public art projects in urban and architectural space. He is also renowned for his site interventions at live events, including iconic works at music and cultural festivals across Australia and internationally. Craig’s work remains distinctive for its conceptual underpinnings and deftly woven narrative. Over recent years he has extended his site responsive expertise into work with diverse communities, enabling large-scale participation as collaborators in contemporary art projects and public art.

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Craig Walsh was born in Orange in 1966 and currently lives in Tweed Heads, Australia. He is primarily interested in hybrid and site-specific projects and exploring alternative contexts for contemporary art. He often uses projection in response to existing environments, landscapes and sculptural elements. Throughout his career, Craig has developed and implemented numerous permanent and temporary public works of art, often through community engagement processes. Through recent projects, Craig develops works that change and evolve over time to provide opportunities for ongoing engagement and interaction with the community. Craig's work has been featured in a number of national and international exhibitions, including the Setouchi International Art Festival, Japan; the Gwangju Biennale, Jakarta Biennale XIII, Indonesia; Yokohama International Triennial of Contemporary Art, Japan; 01SJ Biennale of San José, California; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Koganecho Bazaar, Japan; and DRIFT 08, London. Walsh's Digital Odyssey project formed a collaboration between Craig Walsh and the Museum of Contemporary Art (Australia), as well as state and regional organizations and community groups. Craig Walsh: Digital Odyssey began in 2010 as a multi-site national tour and artist residency in rural and remote areas across Australia. The works created in each city were guided and influenced by the landscapes and stories of the region, and the project was a catalyst for change within the communities involved. His exhibition, Craig Walsh: Embedded, was shown at MCA Australia and grew out of a commission from Rio Tinto, which allowed Walsh to work with Murujuga Aboriginal Corporation (the traditional custodians of the Burrup Peninsula of Pilbara ). This collaboration led to the development of spectacular works of moving images, a series of photographic portraits and sculptural elements as well as an impressive publication. The works reflect the connection that local indigenous peoples have with their country, in particular its extraordinary historical rock art.


The Residents, Dungarimba Wandarahn, Traces Blue, Within Reach... I download Craig Walsh's projects:

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