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Between rolling hills and wine tasting you'll be serenaded by artists working with sound, music and the voice

Curated by Victoria Lynn – the director of the TarraWarra Museum of Art – this biennial shares a cacophony of contemporary Australian artists who engage with sound, voice and music, set against the backdrop of the remarkable TarraWarra Estate, outside of Healesville.

This year, the biennial includes the work of 20 artists, including Nathan Gray, Ross Manning, Christian Thompson and Johnny Yungut Tjupurrula. Particular standouts for this show include video artist Angelica Mesiti’s projection of a Parisian busker, which plays with ideas of loneliness, connection and translation.

Dylan Martorell never fails to impress, and in this outing he presents his eclectic brand of DIY sound-making objects in a plastic and repurposed garden. Sydney-based artist Lauren Brincat shares her work 'Snare the Sea', holding out a snare drum on the edge of a rocky shoreline. Inevitably the waves crash upon the drum and organic musical scores are created.

These sentiments are echoed in Marco Fusinato’s expanded musical scores, 'Mass Black Implosion (Mikrokosmos: Chords Together and Opposed, Béla Bartók)', and Ross Manning’s oscillating fans and light sequences. It’s worth the trip to the country to hear what contemporary art sounds like at its best.

By Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris   |   Photos by Dylan Martorell

TarraWarra Biennial 2012: Sonic Spheres details

Address
311 Healesville-Yarra Glen Rd, Healesville 3777

Telephone 03 5957 3100

Price $5.00

Date 01 Aug 2012-09 Dec 2012

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