A different point of view…

A different point of view…

In preparing to re-imagine and present my local project for Canberra next month I have been reflecting upon my exhibition in Murray Bridge (otherworldly camera obscura projections inside old railway carriages along the riverbank, and personal stories exhibited in postcard and digital formats). I was thrilled with the stories that emerged during the project as […]

Murray Bridge Documentary

Posted by on Jun 13, 2013 in News, One River Murray Bridge | No Comments

A short film about the Murray Bridge Turn Back to the River project can be viewed here. View images of Heidi Kenyon’s installation, listen to responses from locals and visitors and get a sense of what the river means to the residents of Murray Bridge.

Drawn in Light

Posted by on Jun 11, 2013 in News, One River Murray Bridge | No Comments
Drawn in Light

[This article, written by One River reference group member Ken Orchard, is a response to Heidi Kenyon’s One River project, Turn Back to the River, in Murray Bridge in April 2013] Thirty years ago I looked after a very elderly Russian man who had suffered the harrowing experience of being sent to Siberia during the 1917 Revolution. […]

Heidi Kenyon puts a new lens on the river at Murray Bridge

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in News, One River Murray Bridge | No Comments

One River local project artist Heidi Kenyon launched her project Turn Back to the River, in Murray Bridge South Australia on a perfect autumn day. The installation event took place under the iconic Murray Bridge railway bridge at the site of three disused railway carriages which Heidi had converted into pinhole cameras,  or ‘camera obscura’. “Like many […]

Upside down world!

The community stories I am collecting will be exhibited en masse in postcard and digital formats, and also utilised to inspire contemporary artworks encompassing camera obscura projections inside old railway carriages along the riverbank. These images are a preview of the seemingly otherworldly camera obscura process which will literally enable the community to ‘see’ the […]

Turning [back] to the river

Turning [back] to the river

I’ve commenced my residency in Murray Bridge, and have been welcomed by a generous community! The starting point for my project has been the exploration of a phrase that I’ve often heard here: that the community has “turned its back on the river”.  I believe this phrase encompasses many things including geography (the centre of […]