The Marathon Project
The first outing of The Marathon Project gathered a small group of artists, writers, theorists and ecologists to explore and engage with the cultural and environmental significance of the Northern Midlands ecology over a weekend camp. With the Deddington Valley being a diverse and rich landscape, participants began a dialogue with the land, engaged with its history right through to current land use and management practices. Commonly known as ‘Glover Territory’, participants discussed and responded to aspects of indigenous history, colonisation, agriculture, conservation, restoration and future. The overall project seeks to connect artists with landowners and the community to undertake a series of conversations and creative responses about the importance and fragility of Midlands ecology.
Beginning in March 2015, The Marathon Project is ongoing with an exhibition of works and responses exhibiting at Sawtooth ARI in December 2015.
This project is made possible by Marathon property owners Andrew and Diana Cameron.
Andrew Cameron, Diana Cameron, Tanya Bailey, Mel De Ruyter, Jessica Dorloff, Bron Fionnach-Fein, Karen Hall, Deb Malor, Ron Malor, Gillian Marsden, Shirley Patton, Darryl Rogers, Serena Rosevear, Patrick Sutczak, and Robin Tanner.
Images courtesy of Mel De Ruyter