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Reproduced courtesy of Adric Waston

A Change in the Wind

Date: 2011
Medium: Digital file
Credit Line: ANMM Collection
Object Copyright: © Adric Waston
Classification:Audio visual material
Object Name: Film
Object No: 00054582

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    Description
    A video titled 'A Change in the Wind' by Adric Watson. This immersive video re-imagines aspects of the HMB ENDEAVOUR's exploratory journey along the Australian East Coast.

    Adric Watson’s film encourages us to immerse ourselves in another time and place and to reflect on this shared story. Some of Watson’s footage was captured when he was invited by the Australian National Maritime Museum to join the Endeavour replica on one leg of its 2011 voyage around Australia
    SignificanceThis footage by Adric Watson gives a contemporary perspective on first contact and the impact of European colonisation. The film, as part of East Coast Encounters, is a voice in a shared story, re-imagined by Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, in various mediums, to encourage cultural dialogue and promote reconciliatory understanding.
    HistoryThis work by Adric Watson was produced for East Coast Encounter, a multi-arts initiative involving Australian Indigenous and non-Indigenous artists, writers and songwriters to re-imagine the encounter by Lieutenant James Cook and his crew with Indigenous people in 1770.

    Cook's voyage along the Australian east coast has become central to national historical narratives. The East Coast Encounter project asked artists to re-envisage this seminal journey by imaginatively exploring moments of contact between two world views during these encounters. It also brought these events into the present by incorporating artists' reflections on their relevance today, and their responses to visits to significant contact locations. Topics such as encounter, impact, differing perspectives, nature and culture and views of country are investigated.



    Additional Titles

    Exhibition object title: An Ocean Between

    Primary title: A Change in the Wind

    Collection title: East Coast Encounters collection

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