Haunting: Vic McEwan

16 Jul – 4 Sep

Haunting is a body of photographic and video work made in collaboration with dynamic environmental conditions, contested histories, and our negotiations of a complex future. Artist Vic McEwan created the large-scale works while artist-in-residence at the National Museum of Australia in collaboration with Senior Curator George Main.

Experimenting with the idea of painting with light into the landscape, McEwan projected images of historical objects and photographs onto a canvas of naturally occurring fog, water and smoke. By engaging with the active materiality of place, they sought to examine human history and the consequences of past actions.

Haunting is a travelling exhibition developed by the Cad Factory and the National Museum of Australia. Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, Sidney Myer Fund, Nelson Meers Foundation, W & A Johnson Family Foundation and assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.



Image: VIC MCEWAN Mary Gilmore 3: fog 2015, projection.