The Distance Between You and Me
Solo Exposition: Vaughan, Central Victoria. A series of interactive and contemporary sculptural artworks throughout the historical township of Vaughan, self-guided tour.
Launched with Castlemaine State Festival, 13-22 March 2015.
Exhibition continued until March 1, 2016.
Set amidst Vaughan’s mineral springs environs, township, and historic cemetery - this series of interactive and contemporary sculptural artworks creates a journey that charts a pioneering towns evolution, magnifying the story of two iconic figures of Vaughan’s gold rush era: Matilda and George Rogers.
The Rogers were pioneering residents from 1853 to 1922, and proprietors of Vaughan’s ‘Aerated Water Factory’ and Post Office. Here they bore four children; planted trees that still tower over the landscape today; and left their mark in hundreds of small ways. They were just two residents of some 20,000 of Vaughan in its heyday, though barely a trace of it’s significant history remains.
The Distance Between You and Me culminates an experience spanning time and space, to uncover the history of the landscape and explore concepts of heritage, mortality and legacy.
Photography Jacqui Dean 2015