Five Weeks in Spring: An Emotional Map of Lilydale
Marnie Badham and Tammy Wong Hulbert (artists)
Force of Nature Live Art Exhibition, Gretel Taylor (curator)
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, Victoria, Australia
September 8 to October 14, 2018
Five Weeks in Spring is a socially-engaged art project that visualises local engagement in public space and response to the changing natural environment through the creation of an emotional map of Lilydale. The nearby surrounds of the Yarra Ranges offer a beautiful landscape of hills and rivers for vista and recreation; however, local concerns extreme weather events such as wind, floods, or summer bushfire are not distant. As a map of emotions, artists invite locals to register their perceptions and attachments to public space.
Marnie Badham is a socially-engaged artist-researcher in Canada and Australia. Her participatory arts methods engage communities in questions of place, identity and cultural value. Marnie lectures in Art in Public Space at the School of Art, RMIT University. She publishes her scholarly writing extensively and practices through residencies, exhibition curation and community-based collaborations.