The Yenda Rain Project

The Yenda community will finally have their voice heard with a community art project telling a visual story of the devastating flood of March 2012. Griffith Regional Art Gallery have partnered with Vic McEwan from CAD factory to bring this community project to life.

The town of Yenda and the State Emergency Services were completely unprepared for the flooding along the Murrumbidgee River and many of the townspeople have struggled to get compensation from some insurance companies.

Now, people who lost their homes and went through the dramatic episode in Yenda will at least get some psychological relief. CAD factory artist Mr McEwan explains “this project is a fantastic example of how art can be used to work with a community suffering trauma”.

Mr McEwan has been working on the project throughout the year and for the next five weeks will be residing in Yenda to complete the body of public artworks to commemorate the 2012 flood events and celebrate the incredible community spirit.

Now, people who lost their homes and went through the dramatic episode in Yenda will at least get some psychological relief. CAD factory artist Mr McEwan explains “this project is a fantastic example of how art can be used to work with a community suffering trauma”.

Gallery Coordinator, Kristy Brown said Vic will be working closely with the Yenda community including Yenda Public School, community members and community groups in order to accurately tell a visual story of the devastating flood.

The project will incorporate a range of public works including projections on water towers, a magical shop front installation imagined by children, an animation developed in collaboration with Yenda artist, Hape Kiddle, a series of short films created by the community about ‘home’ and a musical composition created from an online community survey www.surveymonkey.com/s/MHTMHRD.

For more information about the Yenda project funded by the Museums & Galleries of NSW head to the CAD Factory site or alternatively check out the upcoming events at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery.

 

For more information about the Yenda project head to the CAD Factory site or alternatively check out the upcoming events at the Griffith Regional Art Gallery. This project has been funded by the Artist or Curator in-Residence (ACR) Program, supported by the Copyright Agency Limited’s Cultural Fund and managed by Museums and Galleries NSW.

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