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Walpeup

Following a month long residency at the Museum of Innocence Mildura, GAIP participants Michael McNab, Clinton Green, Juana Beltrán, Carmen Chan and I journeyed to the expansive wheat farm of Robert and Gwen Cooke near Walpeup in the Mallee. A chance meeting created this opportunity and after a ritual at nearby Lake Becking we went to meet up with Robert. The following text is an excerpt from notes I made at the time; "As the sun set we headed off away from the lakes to meet up with Robert Cooke who would guide us to his farm. The drive was longer than expected and it was quite dark when we weaved our way into his property arriving at the little home of his great grandparents. It was a magica

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I acknowledge that I live and work within, and am a temporary custodian of land that belongs to the Wotjobaluk people. I pay respect and homage to Wotjobaluk elders past and present on behalf of all GAIP participants. We also acknowledge and pay our respects to the original inhabitants of the lands we pass through during our performance collaborations and do our utmost to care for these places.