To extend upon its commitment to sending major contemporary art to the regional centres, and with support from the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust, ACCA commenced its Victorian Regional Touring project with the restaging of David Chesworth and Sonia Leber’s Almost Always Everywhere Apparent at the Mildura Arts Centre.
This major and ambitious architecture and sound installation occupied the entire space of the Mildura Art Centre (MAC) for a period of 3 months over the summer period, providing Mildura with a significant project with which to attract visitors to the area and local regular audiences.
ACCA supported the installation of the work with a full contingent of staff and building team to ensure the highest quality and skilled re-situating of the project including the technology required to run the lights, sound and video aspects, and established on call back-up for swift response to technological issues. The artists and ACCA curatorial, marketing & education staff all made trips to Mildura to assist and train MAC staff in a variety of capacities from planning through to installation, education and promotion. ACCA developed a special education kit and sent its Education and Public Art Programs Manager to Mildura to oversee an education workshop for teachers to enable them to further disseminate information and interpretation about AAEA to students.
The artists and Artistic Director, Juliana Engberg delivered well attended public talks at the MAC. In addition Engberg delivered a major lecture to the Arts and Design students at the LaTrobe University, Mildura Campus.
A work by Chesworth and Leber was donated to the Mildura Art Gallery Collection as part of the Helen Macpherson Smith Commission.
Coordinating Curator: Hannah Mathews