KRR is a strong supporter of Cementa, a local contemporary arts festival that brings together community and creates an exchange of culture across our region. KRR has partnered with David Ryan and Bridget Baskerville in the production of the fascinating and extremely entertaining Art Resides podcast by making our studios and equipment available to them.
What happens when contemporary art leaves the gallery and comes to Kandos, in the central west of NSW, Australia?
The Cementa Festival of contemporary art shows us what this looks like. Each year, up to 30 festival artists are invited to take up residency to engage with the residents, Dabee Country, and the regional situation.
In each episode, host David Ryan, Cementa’s creative producer, and Bridget Baskerville, an emerging visual artist hailing from Kandos, create space for these invisible processes to coalesce and take form through mutual recollection, reflection and conversation with residency artists and local people.
That which is hidden behind the art, the intangible work and play between artists and the people of Kandos, is documented through discussion. Captured are stories of collaboration, intervention and a celebration of different voices across both the contemporary art and Kandos communities.
Art Resides in Kandos, and here, there, wherever that is, with those who come and listen.
Season 1 Episode 1
Meet Sister Glitternullius, a nun of the order of perpetual plastic.
Juundaal Strang-Yettica was Cementa's artist residence in April 2021. Juundaal is a re-emerging Bundjalung-Kannakan artist living on Dharawal Country. As a woman with a disability, Juundaal’s approach to socially engaged art is underpinned by learning, determination and creative courage. We are joined today by Mary Cavanagh a Kandos resident who participated in workshops facilitated by Juundaal’s character Sister Glitternullius, who is a nun with a contradictory personality.