BLINDSIDE Regional Art + Research Residency Program 2018

The BLINDSIDE REGIONAL ARTS RESIDENCY PROGRAM is supported by the City of Melbourne, Creative Victoria.



Moorina Bonnini | Zoë Bastin | Sara Retallick

Inland Island | Sara Retallick

Inland Island is an investigation into land, water and culture. Focussed on Ulupna Island on Yorta Yorta Country in Victoria’s North, this research residency will observe the environment and ways that recreational activities impact on the sonic and visual landscape. By drawing connections between this inland island and my own retrospective experience of social and environmental isolation when growing up in this area in the 1990’s, the research will seek to find ways to unpack disconnections to land that colonial descendants may hold. 

Sara Retallick is an artist based in Naarm (Melbourne), Victoria. Her practice explores listening and human perception of sound and time in different listening situations. Integrating sound, video and installation, her practice utlises fieldwork, collaboration and expanded listening to explore cultural and historical contexts of place.

Retallick has exhibited nationally and internationally at galleries like Bus Projects in Melbourne, UNSW Gallery in Sydney and at the nomadic International Symposium of Electronic Art 2018 in Durban, South Africa. She was awarded the Freedman Foundation Travelling Scholarship in 2017, and her work has been financially supported by Creative Victoria, NAVA and Arts Victoria.

IMAGE | Sara Retallick, Water Ways, archival pigment print, 45.5 X 30.5cm | Courtesy the artists.