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The Lake Hindmarsh Project brings together a group of professional artists — four painters, a music composer, a photographer, a film- maker and an arts writer/curator. They will create visual, audio and textual works in response to the landscape and environmental changes occurring to the ecological and human environment of Lake Hindmarsh and the nearby communities of Jeparit and Pella. The project is an initiative of Altitude Art, Altitute Art an artist group for whom affinity with the land is a central concern. Over a period of twelve months the group will travel to its location base at Jeparit and camp on the shores of Lake Hindmarsh recording and capturing the landscape, wildlife and environmental changes of this region. It is anticipated that over the next year through water saved from the State Water Conservation programme and its covered channel system, in conjunction with a substantial winter rainfall, Lake Hindmarsh will be replenished.

 
 

In December last year, Michael Cathcart and Margot Foster from ABC's Radio National Bush Telegraph program, visited Jeparit for the opening of the exhibition and recorded several interviews with the artists.

On 15th February 2011, the eve of the Melbourne opening, the recordings were aired along with live interviews with Mitch McAuley and Martin King. To hear the audio from these interviews, click the play button on the audio players below.

   
Lake Hindmarsh Project John Thorn, composer
By Michael Cathcart & Margot Foster By Michael Cathcart & Margot Foster
Tuesday, 15/02/2011 Tuesday, 15/02/2011
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The Lake Hindmarsh project is the work of the Altitude Art, a group of artists responding to the lake in drought and in flood. In this report: Mitch McAuley, Martin King, artists; Bob Spokes, the Jeparit supermarket.

 
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John Thorn is the composer on the Lake Hindmarsh project John discusses the challenges of writing about a landscape which he experiences as silent, and he celebrates the qualities of the accordion. We hear John Thorn's music, "Sisyphus Soundtrack". John was recorded in Jeparit in December 2010. In this report: John Thorn, composer on the Lake Hindmarsh Project

 
Tour of the Lake Lake Hindmarsh Canoeists
By Michael Cathcart & Margot Foster By Michael Cathcart & Margot Foster
Tuesday, 15/02/2011 Tuesday, 15/02/2011
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Peter Gebert takes Michael on a tour of Lake Hindmarsh. In this report: Peter Gebert, Elders agent, Jeparit; Mitch McAuley, Martin King, artists and founding members of Altitude Art

 
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John Thorn is the composer on the Lake Hindmarsh project John discusses the challenges of writing about a landscape which he experiences as silent, and he celebrates the qualities of the accordion. We hear John Thorn's music, "Sisyphus Soundtrack". John was recorded in Jeparit in December 2010. In this report: Andy and Helen, canoeists; Mitch McAuley, Martin King founding members of Altitude Art.

 
Mitch McAuley and Sisyphus Dagmar's Portraits
By Michael Cathcart & Margot Foster By Michael Cathcart & Margot Foster
Tuesday, 15/02/2011 Tuesday, 15/02/2011
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For Mitch McAuley, the story of Sisyphus resonates at Lake Hindmarsh Curator Sheridan Palmer takes us into the exhibition in Jeparit last December. Mitch McAuley talks about his work "Rainfall" and his fascination with the legend of Sisyphus. In this report: Mitch McAuley, Martin King, artists; Sheridan Palmer, curator.

 
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Altitude Art members, Mitch McAuley, Martin King and Dagmar Cyrulla discuss their work. The project brings together four painters, a composer, a photographer, a film maker and a curator. Over the past year, they have been working at Lake Hindmarsh, arriving in drought, when the great lake was dry. Now the land has been transformed. In this report: Mitch McAuley, Martin King, Dagmar Cyrulla, artists