Sydney artist Shane Haseman installs Drawing Wall #16 at Shepparton Art Museum.CHLOE WARBURTON August 9, 2014 3:55am
SPC Ardmona’s recent difficulties are the inspiration behind a new Drawing Wall installation at Shepparton’s Eastbank Centre.
Drawing Wall #16 is part of an ongoing series of temporary works Shepparton Art Museum commissions on a wall in the Eastbank Centre foyer.
Every three months, the wall is painted over again so a new artist can make their mark.
This week, Sydney-based artist Shane Haseman has been working with local signwriter Peter Lawer to install the work — made up simply of two words.
Mr Haseman said the piece was an extension of recent work where he had used signage and painting to change gallery spaces.
‘‘I was thinking about the issues happening in Shepparton with the SPC cannery and the debate that happened locally as well as nationally,’’ he said.
‘‘It’s about preservation for a community that’s reliant on a specific kind of industry. I’m aware that for some people it’s very important to preserve that form of employment.
‘‘I’m not presenting an opinion about it either way — it’s an open-ended term linked to something going on in the community at the moment.’’
Mr Lawer, who has worked with Shepparton Art Museum in the past, said the piece took about six hours to complete and was a return to the traditional signwriting he had worked with throughout his career.
‘‘It’s good to get back into using the brushes — these days, signwriting is all digital and vinyl,’’ he said.
Art museum co-ordinator Amina Barolli said the Drawing Wall had recently been replastered to return to a smooth surface.
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