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Laughing Waters Road: Art, Landscape & Memory in Eltham


Woollard, J, Laughing Waters Road: Art, Landscape & Memory in Eltham, Nillumbik Shire Council, Melbourne, pp. 264. ISBN 9780992429102 (2015) [Authored Research Book]

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Laughing Waters has been a source of inspiration for many artists and designers, and was a natural extension of the dynamic art and lifestyle movement that began in the 1930s at Montsalvat. It was also an important site in the development of the Melbourne art scene in the 1960s and 70s, especially the earth building movement known as the Eltham Style.Since 2001 more than eighty artists have been in residence at Laughing Waters in Birrarung House and Riverbend. Their experiences and art making are woven together with Wurundjeri, European and family histories to create an evocative account of a special place in a bushy outer suburb of Melbourne.

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:Eltham, earth building; Wurundjeri; Yarra River; artist residencies
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:Biography
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
Objective Field:Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and culture
UTAS Author:Woollard, J (Dr Jane Woollard)
ID Code:133998
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Theatre
Deposited On:2019-07-18
Last Modified:2019-08-01

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