Barnraiser Artist Talk at the Gallery

Lismore Regional Gallery presents a glimpse into BARNRAISER,

a major new work by WA artist Bennett Miller, shown for the first time at Splendour in the Grass 2013.

Thursday 27th February 5.30pm at the LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY


Most notably, Miller is known for his work Dachshund UN, shown in festivals across Australia, the UK and Canada. Join Bennett Miller and Craig Walsh (Splendour Arts) for a discussion about the concept and development of the work & the context of art within the festival environment, Thursday 27th February at 5.30pm at the LISMORE REGIONAL GALLERY.

In 2013, the LRG continued its relationship with local music festival, Splendour in the Grass through the presentation of a major new work by Western Australian artist Bennett Miller. Miller has gained note around the globe for his captivating work, Dachshund U.N., an installation involving real dachshunds representing each country at the United Nations. In Miller’s new work, Barnraiser, an old style barn raising took place in the grounds of Splendour for the duration of the festival. This sense of industriousness took place against the hedonism of the festival. This project was seeded out of the Splendid initiative, a program managed by the Gallery in collaboration with Splendour and the Australia Council with the support of NORPA. Splendid ran from 2009 — 2012 and facilitated emerging inter-disciplinary artists to create new works for a festival context. SPLENDID

This was a Lismore Regional Gallery project that ran from 2009 to 2012 in partnership with Splendour in the Grass and supported by NORPA (Northern Rivers Performing Arts). It was an Opportunities for Young and Emerging Artists Initiative (OYEA) assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and supported by Arts NSW.


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