Arts walk takes shape as artistic director appointed

January 9, 2018 by  

Preparations for the staging of Geelong’s Mountain to Mouth 2018 (M-M2018) event have progressed with the recent appointment of its Artistic Director.

The role has gone to Margie Mackay, who has turned heads with her artistic use of puppetry, dance, projection and fire.

Her experience has incorporated many memorable and innovative artistic projects, often largescale, internationally and across Australia, many of which have made subjects for promotional brochure and poster printing.

The M-M2018 has been described in a media release as:

“An 80 kilometre contemporary extreme arts walk that extends from the You Yangs, through the industrial heart of Geelong, traversing the Borough of Queenscliffe before arriving at the mouth of the Barwon River at Barwon Heads.”

According to Geelong Mayor Bruce Harwood, the journey is unique and both helps unite communities, as well as showcase the local landscape’s incredible diversity.

Staged by the City of Geelong, the M-M2018 is also in search of a Lead Artist whose role will be to develop the event’s sculpture commission.

Deakin University has provided funding for the commission, which is to include mentoring of an up and coming local artist, together with the staging of development workshops for both artists and creative arts students from Deakin.

The final sculpture will then be created by the artist and one of Deakin University’s art students.

Potential Lead Artists must lodge their Expressions of Interest by February 15.