Hosted by Local Studies Librarian, Andrew Allen, this video looks at the history of the Buru Transforma Sculpture by artist Michel Tuffery.
ONLY IN CAMPBELLTOWN - BURU TRANSFORMA from Campbelltown City Council on Vimeo.
Buru Transforma Kangaroo 2014
Through a combined project with the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, C3West, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Campbelltown City Council, we retrieved six wrecked cars from bushland at the Airds Woolwash Reserve to make a 5 metre high kangaroo sculpture.
Over seven weeks, artist Michel Tuffery and his team worked in an outdoor sculpture studio in the Airds shopping centre car park, building the Buru Transforma Kangaroo. After two months the sculpture was completed and then transported a short distance to Airds High School.
The project’s purpose was to show the links between river health and behaviour such as littering, arson and illegal dumping. It aimed to nurture community pride in the natural reserves that surround Airds while offering up to Airds' youth new definitions of art.
Image of Uncle Ivan Wellington performs a smoking ceremony before wrecked cars are removed from the Woolwash for Transforma, 2014, co-commissioned by C3West on behalf of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and Campbelltown Arts Centre on behalf of Campbelltown City Council, image courtesy and © the artist.
Image of abandoned car wrecks found in the otherwise pristine Woolwash bushland, 2013, image courtesy the artist and Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, Sydney © the artist, photograph: Michel Tuffery.
Image of Michel Tuffery and former C3West Senior Curator Anne Loxley in the outdoor sculpture studio before an Experimental Monday session, 2014, Airds, NSW, as part of Michael Tuffery's Transforma, 2014, co-commissioned by C3West on behalf of Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, and Campbelltown Arts Centre on behalf of Campbelltown City Council, image courtesy and © the artist.