Heather Vallance


"COOL BURN” exhibition 2016,  a Community Arts and Cultural Development project strengthening cultural awareness and cross cultural partnerships, involving visual and performance artists from the Central West in NSW, and Mapoon - Cape-York responding to traditional "cool burns" and “traditional ecological knowledge" on country. Research field trips were made to Laura Festival, Old Mapoon Cape York, and the Central West NSW. Co-curated by Aleshia Lonsdale Arts Out West and Phoebe Cowdery the CORRIDOR project. Supported by the CORRIDOR project, GER-K2W, Arts Out West, Regional Arts NSW - Quicks grant,  Cowra Council, Visual Artists and voluntary community.                               

Articles and BLOGS:


Fire-inspired artworks speak of cultural sharing between artists of very different backgrounds

Hill End Press: Cool Burn Field Trip

Lighting a spark: environment and art mesh in Cape York journey