Heather Vallance

COOL BURN

Survey exhibition 23rd-24 April - 2015-16 as part of the CORRIDOR project cultural connections program, exhibited in the Riverslea Woolshed. 

"COOL BURN” exhibition 2016,  a multi-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. A research field trip to Laura Festival, Old Mapoon Cape York, and the Central West NSW informed research and development leading to the exhibition. Curated by Aleshia Lonsdale Arts Out West and Phoebe Cowdery the CORRIDOR project.

The thirteen regional Artists from the Central West NSW and Mapoon Cape York. included Aleshia Lonsdale, Phoebe Cowdery, Rebecca Dowling, Irene Ridgeway, Di Nicholls, Heather Vallance, Jo Marais, Bill Moseley, Genevieve Carroll, Nyree Renoylds, Marda Pitt, Vicki Skarratt and Lee Wynyard. We would also like to thank Beatrice Murray and Cowra dance participants who performed the welcome dance at the opening of the Exhibition.

Supported by the CORRIDOR project, GER-K2W, Arts Out West, Regional Arts NSW,  Cowra Council, contributing artists: Aleshia Lonsdale, Phoebe Cowdery, Rebecca Dowling, Irene Ridgeway, Di Nicholls, Heather Vallance, Jo Marais, Bill Moseley, Genevieve Carroll, Nyree Renoylds, Marda Pitt, Vicki Skarratt, Lee Wynyard,  voluntary community,  Eugene Marias for invaluable support on the Cape York field trip, and Dylan Gower for production-logistics during the exhibition.  

The CORRIDOR project would like to acknowledge the Wiradjuri people who are the Traditional Custodians of the Land. We would also like to pay respect to their people both past and present and extend that respect to other Aboriginal Australians who collaborate on projects with us through our Cultural Connections program.                            

Articles and BLOGS:

ARTIST PROFILE - Cool Burn 

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