Tell us about the evolution of your concept through this creative development process.
While most regional communities in Australia face the harsh reality of the current global climate, the Northern Rivers are witnessing crises at an accelerating force. Catastrophic flooding continues to severely affect the region, highlighting the urgency of approaching climate emergencies with tangible, community-led action. While we are not capable of being the singular ‘voice’ of our region, this project will investigate a multitude of dialogues that speculate towards a future greater than our present experience.
Regional Future funds allowed us to engage in a week-long research residency at **frontyard** projects in Marrickville, Sydney. As our art studio in Lismore’s CBD was destroyed in the recent flooding events, this residency was significant in having a safe space to consider and reflect upon the individual and collective future/s of the Northern Rivers Region. This time was utilised through researching collaboration, community-engaged projects and public art programs.