Laughing Golden explores intersections between land, craft, and tourism. Julie developed this body of work during a two-month residency undertaken in October and November 2011 at Birrarung House, 195 Laughing Waters Road, Eltham, Victoria. Her intention was to research and develop new work that examines and responds to the experiences of land and history that are embodied in the phenomena of post-colonial bush crafts in Australia. Bush crafts of regional Australia are distinguished by their use of materials that were easily available and techniques that did not require complicated equipment. They are often associated with the virtues of making do and creative innovation. Laughing Golden explores the themes of local travel and tourism within that context, and particularly the idea of the contemporary artefact and the aesthetics of excess. Laughing Golden combines craft, handmade and make-do qualities with a playful but critical reference to historical artefact production.
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