One River Narrandera, Sandigo and Boree Creek

Vic and Sarah McEwan One River Artists – Narrandera


Tipping Point

From the literal Tipping Point of the border catchment between the Murray and Murrumbidgee rivers, to the psychological, environmental and social tipping points of local people in relation to water and the river(s), this project worked with a number of local communities to gather stories about the lived experience of these catchments for a sound installation and projection onto an old brewery that sits by the Murrumbidgee in Narrandera on the evening of Sat 20 April 2013. This event was part of the Narrandera sesquicentenary.

Vic McEwan completed his Masters of Arts Practice in November 2012 graduating with a high distinction. Vic maintains his own practice of presenting performance events in usual and unusual site-specific locations. Vic is currently working towards a large-scale installation in collaboration with Sunrice in Leeton. He recently received a Museum and Galleries residency to work with the community of Yenda, near Griffith to create a video mapping project exploring the recent flood disaster. Sarah McEwan studied at Sydney College of the Arts from 1997-1999 and completed her Diploma of Education in 2000. Sarah is interested in presenting moving drawing videos exploring private and intimate personal spaces.


A River of Many Currents

[One River Reference Group member Lani Houston shares her reflections on the Narrandera local project, Tipping Point, presented on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River at the site of the old Oakbank Brewery on Sat 20 April, 2013]. Pictured above: Aboriginal Elder, Cedric Briggs. On a cool autumn evening I travelled with friends to Narrandera […]

Tipping Point Documentary Now Online

The documentary from Vic and Sarah McEwan’s One River project in Narrandera, Tipping Point, is now online and can be viewed here.

Tipping Point Draws Hundreds out to the Old Narrandera Brewery

As part of the Centenary of Canberra, a unique site-specific work was presented at the site of the old Oakbank Brewery in Narrandera on a perfect autumn evening on Sat 20 April 2013. Guests were invited to arrive at 5:30 pm and bring picnic rugs and snacks in order to enjoy the music of local […]

Gradual Adaptation

Tipping Point is a project from The Cad Factory – serialised in the Narrandera Argus – that explores the different beliefs, practices and ideas that exist within a community. Celebrating these differences, learning from them and having a conversation that is removed from dramatic emotion and instead is focused on conversation as a form of […]

Workshop with local Aboriginal students for Tipping Point

In an earlier post we shared the newspaper article that we wrote about local Aboriginal Elder Cedric Briggs.  Cedric story was a unique perspective as he had grown up on Aboriginal Missions on both the Murray and the Murrumbidgee. To help illustrate his story we conducted a day long workshop with four talented students from […]