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Dear GOLD visitor,I am a beef producer and have had a bit to do with the GOLD project. The GOLD-CROP exhibition and this website present a window into the lives of various people, families and communities. All of them are rural, most of them are farmers. Many of the stories are ones of adversity and struggle. In some cases it is drought presenting the challenge or low prices for crops and livestock. There’s almost always an undercurrent of the strains on family life that arise from living in the bush, alongside the social and mental health issues that go with it. And there’s evide...More...
Photography plays an integral part in the GOLD creative development process. From the beginning of this project, young people have participated in photography workshops and were given access to cameras and equipment to develop these skills. Most had no prior experience in photography.
A significant body of work has been produced by both young people and experienced artists working with Big hART. The opportunity to photograph farming families in so many diverse locations has been a very rich and rewarding experience.
Images from the GOLD-CROP opening at CarriageWorks Nov 21
The films showcased on the GOLD Films Page have been produced using interviews, portraits, archival images and footage shot during the many road trips and excursions to farming communities. In most instances the films are created by farmers and young people participating in GOLD, working in collaboration with a filmmaker.