We cooperate as an association to advance the practice of sculpture and the reputation and appreciation of sculpture and sculptors in the community. This is regardless of whether or not we make a living from sculpture and regardless of our preferred style or medium. To this end we support artists’ moral rights, we advocate a professional attitude to the production and presentation of work and encourage the artistic and intellectual stimulation of interaction amongst artists of all persuasions.

Mildura Palimpsest #9 4 -7 October 2013

Mildura Palimpsest is a biennial visual arts event that invites artists to engage with the cultural and
natural environment of the Mildura and Murray Darling region. Mildura Palimpsest is dedicated to high quality, critically engaged contemporary art in all forms. We aim to provide opportunities for real dialogue between local, national and international artists, and across disciplines. Mildura Palimpsest #9 will be held October 4-7, 2013.

Mildura Palimpsest Biennale #9, has commissioned 45 new artworks from Australian and international artists all based on the natural and cultural environment of this region. It will also hold a Symposium focusing on similar developments internationally where art provides a catalyst for renewal and change in marginal and remote communities.

Mildura Palimpsest #9 will engage with the concept of ‘locality’ and encourage an active dialogue between global and local contexts. Palimpsest aims to provide opportunities for artists from all over the world to engage with regional Australia.

Located near the junction of the mighty Murray and Darling Rivers, on the border of three states and inland to Lake Mungo World Heritage site, Mildura is a powerful location with a formidable history of engagement with the arts. Hugging the rivers, vast blue horizons intersect with row upon row of vivid green citrus and vines ruled into the red desert sands.

‘Palimpsest’ means a parchment which has been partly erased and re-inscribed, it evokes the marks made by human settlement on the land, the passage of time, presence and absence, and the web of inter-dependence uniting the natural and the cultural, the material and the immaterial.

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