Venture south and explore immersive public art in Tasmania’s Huon Valley. Project X presents a series of major artworks in the Huon, with the aim of bringing visitors back to the south in the wake of the bushfires that recently ravaged the island.
A DarkLab project, supported by the Australian government and the Tasmanian government through Tourism Tasmania, and Mona. DarkLab acknowledges the support of Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service, and Events Tasmania.
Doug Aitken Transformer From January 2022
Transformer is a major new permanent artwork by Doug Aitken, to be positioned at Ida Bay in southern Tasmania as part of Project X.
Slated for completion in January 2022, Transformer is an immersive pavilion with a reflective interior consisting of angles and facets, drawing the viewer into a never-ending kaleidoscope of light and reflection that interacts with the landscape over the changing seasons.
‘Transformer presents an innovative crossover of contemporary art, architecture and ecology,’ Doug Aitken said. ‘Situated at the end of the road in the Huon Valley, the sculpture will function both as a spectacular destination, and a starting point for the visitor to discover the natural landscape of the region.’
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Jimmy Cauty The Aftermath Dislocation Principle 2019–2020
Peering through observation ports cut into a forty-foot shipping container, a vast landscape sprawls in miniature: a desolate, mythical English town in the aftermath of a riot, where only police and media crews remain…
From the UK to Risdon Prison to Dark Mofo 2019, artist Jimmy Cauty’s dystopian creation journeyed through southern Tasmania, touring towns in the Huon Valley and engaging with local communities through events coinciding with Children of the Aftermath activations.
Chris Watson + The Wired Lab Hrafn: Conversations with Odin 2019
Take a journey into the deep, dark wilds of the far south and follow your guide into the trees, where you’ll listen to 2000 ravens coming in to roost—an avian exchange of sound not usually witnessed by humans.
For everything you need to know about your visit to the Huon, go to Southern Trove.
Project X acknowledges and respects the palawa/pakana people as the traditional and ongoing owners and custodians of lutruwita. We acknowledge and pay respect to the Lyluequonny and Melukerdee as the traditional and continuing custodians of the land on which Project X artworks are installed. We pay our respects to elders past, present and future, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded.