Creating the larger collaged installation:

 

An Introduction to past works with Mapping as the Theme

The next phase of my project is to collate many of my past works. All having Mapping and Waterways as their main theme, to create one larger installation.

 

In collating these past works and formating/documenting them together, I am aiming to show how many smaller site specific art installations can be seen as one larger, ongoing installation, covering large parts of South Eastern Australia, and through these mapping techniques and artworks, tell the story of Australian Geography, its waterways, histories, past and present species, and collectively the stories that can be told about this country.

 

Over the next 32 pages many of my past works will be documented, where the installations are located, and the country and waterways they map.

 

The final map showing all works collaged together, and how they can be read as one larger, ongoing Artwork.

Resources

•Authored stories by Carolyn Briggs (elder of Boonerwrung).  'The Barraimal' (emu).  'The Time of Chaos'.

•Late Pleistocene channels in Port Phillip by G.R. Holgate, B.R. Thompson, B., Guerin.

•Marine Geology of Port Phillip Victoria by G.R., Holgate, B., Guerin, M.W., Wallace & S.J., Gallager.

•Universe the Definitive Visual Guide.  DK. General Editor Martin Rees.

•The Book of Constellations by Robin Kerrod.

•Sky Watching by David H., Levy.

•Geology of Victoria, J.G., Dougloas & J.A., Ferguson (Eds).

•Vertebrate Palaenotology of Australasia, P., Vickers-Rich, J.M., Monaghan, R.F., Baird & T.H., Rich, E.M., Thompson & C., Williams (Eds).

•The Atlas of the Prehistoric World, Douglas Palmer.

•Wildlife of Gondwana, P., Vicker-Rich & T., Hewitt Rich.

•Kadimakara Extinct Vertebrates of Australia, P.V., Rich, G.F., Van Tets, F., Knight.

•Prehistoric Australia 4000 Million year of Evolution in Australia, B., Mackness.

•The Map Book, P., Barber.

•Melway Greater Geelong.

•Tress of Victoria and Adjoining Areas, L., Costermans.

  1.     Past work by Glenn Romanis. 

•Extracts and quotes from ‘Connecting Identities’ catalogue and website.

Waterways depicted withing the main installation

 

 

 

Rivers

Barwon River

Yarra River

Little Yarra

Moorabool River

Werribee River

Hopkins River 

Murray River

Merri River

Wimmera River

Little River

Leigh River

Maribyrnong River

Watts River

 

Lakes

Lake Colac

Lake Connewarre

 

 

 

Bays & Coastlines

Warrnambool Coastline

West Coast of Victoria (between Point Lonsdale & Lorne)

Port Phillip Bay

Corio Bay

CONCLUSION

 

In response to the initial question of whether many installations over many years with different local stories, different mediums and different contexts, approaches and processes, be collated and be perceived as one large artwork is yes.  Personally, this process is still an ongoing and developing project/installation, as there are many story’s/histories throughout South Eastern Australia yet to be documented, highlighted and explored.

 

Therefore the documentation provided and reports  the underlying subject matter (being mapping country and waterways, giving individual installations site specific location and ownership) is relevant and crucial as long as the theme is evident and pertaining to all the works depicted.   Nevertheless, issues surrounding whether ephemeral work can or may be perceived as a component within a larger installation due to no evidence or documentation of that piece ever existing is irrelevant, for as an artist the whole process of conveying stories and history through mapping is in itself a portrayal of time as layers of stories, historically, in the present and the future to come.

 

The installations as individual pieces are evidence to the past yet relevant to the time and place of now and hopefully further future developments of a never ending story.  

 

As one whole installation it would be hopefully perceived as an overall congruent map of South Eastern Australia.

 

 

RESOURCES

 

•Authored stories by Carolyn Briggs (elder of Boonerwrung).  'The Barraimal' (emu).  'The Time of Chaos'.

•Late Pleistocene channels in Port Phillip by G.R. Holgate, B.R. Thompson, B., Guerin.

•Marine Geology of Port Phillip Victoria by G.R., Holgate, B., Guerin, M.W., Wallace & S.J., Gallager.

•Universe the Definitive Visual Guide.  DK. General Editor Martin Rees.

•The Book of Constellations by Robin Kerrod.

•Sky Watching by David H., Levy.

•Geology of Victoria, J.G., Dougloas & J.A., Ferguson (Eds).

•Vertebrate Palaenotology of Australasia, P., Vickers-Rich, J.M., Monaghan, R.F., Baird & T.H., Rich, E.M., Thompson & C., Williams (Eds).

•The Atlas of the Prehistoric World, Douglas Palmer.

•Wildlife of Gondwana, P., Vicker-Rich & T., Hewitt Rich.

•Kadimakara Extinct Vertebrates of Australia, P.V., Rich, G.F., Van Tets, F., Knight.

•Prehistoric Australia 4000 Million year of Evolution in Australia, B., Mackness.

•The Map Book, P., Barber.

•Melway Greater Geelong.

•Tress of Victoria and Adjoining Areas, L., Costermans.

  1.     Past work by Glenn Romanis. 

•Extracts and quotes from ‘Connecting Identities’ catalogue and website.

 

 

The next phase of my project is to collate many of my past works. All having Mapping and Waterways as their main theme, to create one larger installation.

 

In collating these past works and formating/documenting them together, I am aiming to show how many smaller site specific art installations can be seen as one larger, ongoing installation, covering large parts of South Eastern Australia, and through these mapping techniques and artworks, tell the story of Australian Geography, its waterways, histories, past and present species, and collectively the stories that can be told about this country.

 

Over the next 32 pages many of my past works will be documented, where the installations are located, and the country and waterways they map.

 

The final map showing all works collaged together, and how they can be read as one larger, ongoing Artwork.

© Glenn Romanis