Digital Portrait Artwork
Highly regarded digital artist Craig Walsh arrived in Geraldton on 12 April 2014 to film a series of individual community portraits that, collectively, made up a single work. Craig's portraits captured experiences and stories about what it means to live in the town of Geraldton. As a whole-of-communith project, everyone was invited to drop in at the Wedge building (part of the WA Museum – Geraldton) to share a short statement or a longer story. Portraits included referencing places or moments of meaning. The vignettes were combined with the large number of yellow sticky notes inscribed by participants in the sculpture workshops that took place simultaneously at the ACDC Gallery in town. The single work was projected in Post Office Sqare, on 8 May 2014.
All were warmly invited to attend and celebrate the outcomes from this unique whole-of-community arts project, with hundreds showing up despite rainy conditions.
During FIVE, Craig worked across four of the FIVE project's communities. He completed an engaging work called BE-LONGING-S from Five Busselton, available for viewing on the Busselton page of this site, as well as one on Paraburdoo.
Craig is one of Australia’s leading digital artists and has collaborated with Rio Tinto previously, developing a work on the rock art of the Burrup Peninsula that was exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Sydney in September 2013.