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Monuments: Creative Forces

Monuments: Creative Forces

This Fall the Embassy is proud to support Australian, internationally acclaimed large-scale projection artist, Craig Walsh.

Monuments: Creative Forces is an outdoor art installation on the 16-acre grounds of Strathmore. The exhibition features moving, dimensional video portraits of artists whose work and artistic endeavors are changing the shape of our community in profound ways. Expansive video portraits of these creatives are projected on to towering trees, transforming them into animated sculptural monuments. Monuments is particularly resonant today as Strathmore’s campus becomes a space for safe connection between community and the art that shapes it. 

This experience is family friendly, with timed entry.

Dates: Friday 2 October – Saturday 31 October (evenings)
Cost: Pay-What-You-Can, Free Tickets Available Sun–Thu

Artist Talk - Reimagining Monuments: A Conversation Among Artists (ONLINE)

Date: Monday 19 October

Who do we celebrate in effigy and who gets to decide? Join us for a conversation led by multimedia artist, educator, and cultural worker Ada Pinkston, featuring Craig Walsh, Daryl Davis, and C. Brian Williams. Marjan Naderi will perform original poems to open and close the session.

Missed it? Watch the replay:

Monuments Featured Artists

Monuments: Creative Forces celebrates six artists whose past, current, or ongoing work is changing the shape of our community in fundamental and essential ways. The artists were chosen by a diverse panel of community and arts leaders, rating them on criteria including how the artist speaks truth to power through their creative work, do they create unity in places of division, and is there something about the artists’ presence or activity in the community that feels “seismic” or “earth-shaking.” Read the bios of the featured artists here.

About Craig Walsh 

Over the last 30 years, Australian artist Craig Walsh has become widely known for his pioneering works including innovative approaches to projection mapping in unconventional sites. His site-responsive works have animated natural environments and features such as trees, rivers and mountains, as well as public art projects in urban and architectural space. He is also renowned for his site interventions at live events, including iconic works at music festivals across Australia and internationally.