A performance feature around text-based artwork installed on Federation Square Plaza, Melbourne, celebrating the emergence of a new space. Nearamnew is derived from the local word 'narr-m', signifying 'the place where Melbourne now stands'. Memory traces are gathered into a whorl pattern in the cobbles and are studded with nine paved figures. Federal poems are carved into the figures, giving voice to the many historical, cultural and spiritual communities who are tributaries to this place.
Written by Paul Carter and read by the author on the shores of Lake Tyrell.
Field of Research
190502 Fine Arts (incl Sculpture and Painting)
Socio Economic Objective
950104 The Creative Arts (incl. Graphics and Craft)