One River Albury-Wodonga NSW and VIC
Bianca Acimovic and Vicki Luke

Bianca Acimovic and Vicki Luke, One River Artists, Albury-Wodonga


In Albury and Wodonga, artists Bianca Acimovic, Vicki Luke and Vernon Bartlett sourced historical films and stills from the Albury Library Museum Collection and from the local community and manipulated this material to create still-images and films for projection onto Hume Weir at dusk on Sunday 14 April.

Local artist Bianca Acimovic has a Bachelor of Visual Arts Fine Arts from the University of Southern Queensland, majoring in Sculpture and Gallery Studies. Working in the discipline of installation, sculpture and public art, Bianca has exhibited in Melbourne, Brisbane, Bundaberg and Toowoomba, with public artworks Cairns and Port Douglas, Queensland. In 2008 Bianca completed her Masters in Museum Studies at the University of Queensland, graduating with a Dean’s commendation for High Achievement.

Vicki Luke has been a practicing artist and designer for 34 years. Over the last decade she has participated in over 100 exhibitions in the Albury Wodonga region. She has worked extensively on community arts projects and with local government and is represented in the Albury, Wodonga and Wagga Council collections.

Vernon Bartlett has 20 year’s practice in printmaking, drawing and illustration to explore memory, presence and existence, using text and imagery. He has studied drawing, illustration, print-making and sculpture at Riverina Institute of TAFE, Central Institute of Technology, Claremont School of Arts and Perth Design School. His first major solo drawing exhibition “Somersault” was held at PS Art Studios, Fremantle in 2008. His first painting exhibition was held at Queen Street Gallery, Fremantle in 2009. He is twice winner of the KCGM Mining award at the Kalgoorlie Art Awards 2009 & 2010.

Albury Wodonga

riverun: A short film about the Albury-Wodonga One River Project

A short film about the Albury-Wodonga One River project, riverun,  can be viewed here. View images from the installation and data projection onto the Hume Dam, Sunday 14 April 2013.

Grandeur and Intimacy

Article written by  Malcolm McKinnon (Curator of Stories, One River project) How can we comprehend these two spectacles, presented side-by side on an autumn evening? One: an immense work of hydrological engineering, all concrete and steel and a vast weight of contained water; Two: delicate paintings of golden moths finely rendered inside the glass chambers […]

Shining a new light on the Dam Wall

As part of the Centenary of Canberra, a very special event was hosted at the site of the Hume Dame on the afternoon and evening of Sunday 14 April 2013. Local Artists Bianca Acimovic, Vicki Luke and Vernon Bartlett have presented riverun as  one of ten One River projects, working with communities throughout the Murray […]

Painting the shadows of wasps

As Albury-based artists Vicki Luke, Bianca Acimovic and Vernon Bartlett make final preparations for their installation at the Hume Dam this coming Sunday 14 April, Vernon decided to make a short film about Vicki’s process of painting on glass. Vicki is making a number of lanterns which  will be used to create projections as part […]

Engaging the Albury Wodonga Community

Community engagement is a key part in the development of the project. The aim of the engagement was to find stories and images from the wider community that complemented our existing mattterial sourced from the Albury LibraryMuseum, the Albury and District Historical Society, the Dallinger Collection and State Water. During the engagement we endeavoured to […]