Join-Up, 2019. Helen Mathwin.

Featuring Helen Mathwin and Bryan Luff, filmed by Hermione Merry. (To be screened in the Courtyard, Theatre Royal across the festival weekend)
Culture becomes visible through pattern. Two riders travel through the Melbourne CBD on horseback tracing a path past ten of the major banks.
Evoking both recent industrial history and a longing for a post-industrial future the horses simultaneously track and interrupt a dominant colonial shape.

Join-Up 2, 2021. Helen Mathwin.

(To be screened at Only-Connect, 2 Campbell street Castlemaine, 7-9 pm, 1-3 July)

Join-Up 2 extends themes of connection on un-ceded land. For more information go to

WED 1ST DEC| 7:30
Theatre Royal, Castlemaine


Helen Mathwin is a visual artist and co-founder of Wide Open Road Art based on Dja Dja Wurrung country in Central Victoria, Australia. Helen Frequently collaborates with artists Susie Elliott and Hermione Merry to explore issues relating to connection and scale. Individually this enquiry is concerned with colonisation and the concept of home. These questions underpin her current PhD candidature at LaTrobe University.  Over the last few years her work has been primarily public, performative and/ or installation based. She has recently received grants for work for the Regional Centre for Culture, Mt Alexander Shire, Creative Victoria, Regional Arts Victoria and Castlemaine State Festival.

Helen strongly believes in the radical potential of public art.


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