Robbie Rowlands in collaboration with the Charlton community
Transported from the regional Victorian town of Charlton, ‘Some still cry when it rains’ looks at both the trauma of the 2011 floods and the current drought that is affecting the region. Rowlands spent nights wondering the dry Avoca river bed capturing spot lit images of flood dispersed hay, tangled fence wire and other forms. Projected from the top of two round hay bale stacks onto a singular grain silo, this series of images and accompanying sound work places the audience within the surreal rural night landscape.
White Night - Tears before dawn precinct - City Square
“Art is so often seen as a purely urban experience that is somehow in opposition to the practical approach to living the country is known for........the site-specific nature of the work celebrated the unique voices of this district, allowing us all to see that art can be used to communicate the inner lives of everyone, no matter where they live.”
Lewis Winter – Charlton Resident
The In-between exhibition won best Charlton Community event of the Year.