The long paddock


The Long Paddock

Explore the past, present and future of Australia's Travelling Stock Routes.

Artists: Zanny Begg / Grandeza Studio (Amaia Sánchez-Velasco, Jorge Valiente and Gonzalo Valiente) / Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski

Curated by Joni Taylor (New Landscapes Institute)

The Long Paddock is the colloquial name given to the Travelling Stock Routes, a vast network of shared, regional tracks and reserves that cover more than 500,000 ha in NSW. They are a recognisable part of Australian bush culture, appear in poetry and literature and are significant for many Aboriginal communities.

In 2017, The New Landscapes Institute began to work with artists to explore the past, present and future of our Travelling Stock Routes and presents at BAAM a selection of the responses. The exhibition includes art by Zanny Begg, Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski and Grandeza Studio.

The status of the TSRs was recently under review, making this a timely and important project.

While the exhibition takes place inside the art museum, the exterior landscape permeates the space with audio and visuals, including local reference material.

Join us at the opening of The Long Paddock as artists Josephine Starrs & Leon Cmielewski, designer Gonzalo Valiente (Grandeza Studio) and curator Joni Taylor discuss this ongoing project.

Zanny Begg The Bullwhip Effect 2017 (video still) (detail), commissioned and exhibited as part of ‘The Long Paddock’ by the New Landscapes Institute.