Thursday 6 March 2014

Cementa public forum at Kandos: Future Land 1 Local Urgencies

Locals please note that Cementa is presenting a public forum entitled 'Future Land 1: Local Urgencies' this Saturday at Kandos. Go along if you can! 

Future Land 1 Local Urgencies

Saturday March 8, 3-6 pm
Kandos Projects
18 Angus Avenue, Kandos
Cementa Contemporary Arts Festival acknowledges a growing body of contemporary artists exploring broader environmental issues, land use and advocacy.  Cementa will be hosting a two part series of public forums, Future Land 1 and 2. view from front gate of Tarwyn Park

Against the backdrop of recent developments, artists and community will come together to respond to the sale of Tarwyn Park, national icon of sustainable land management (natural sequence farming) to coal interests.  Julia and Colin Imrie's eco resort, Stone Cottages, and natural wonder The Drip, are also under imminent threat from coal expansion.

Artists with practices in installation, data mapping, video and the social will engage with local stakeholders on issues of sustainable land management, constitutional law, community, the Social Good, land stewardship, economics and hydrology.

Speakers include artists:
Jenny Brown
Josephine Starrs and Leon Cmielewski
Ian Milliss
Nell Schofield (Running Stream Water Users Association, Lock the Gate)

Affected locals and community stakeholders:
Craig Shaw (Bylong Valley Protection Association)
Bev Smiles (Wollar Progress Association,  Hunter Valley Communities Network, Mudgee District Environment Group, Central West Environment Council).

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