Punctum’s the Way-the Water-the Walk (Reserved for the Convenience or Pleasure of the People), invites the public into the complex balancing act of water management. With a focus on the Murray Darling Basin, it poses a ‘wicked problem’, one that is byzantine to behold and complex to solve.

Presented in the Stoneman Gallery, part large scale puzzle, part performance in a plumbed landscape, The Way-the Water-the Walk is for viewing or participation. It is a river basin ‘simulator’ offering an experience that highlights the stakes at play and draws from the multiple mechanisms affecting the Murray Darling Basin in which Mount Alexander and Jaara Country are located.

You are invited to leap into this convergence, play in the currents, test thresholds and trial solutions within Punctum’s latest live and on-line durational work that connects people to their local environment, river system, and to each other to imagine possible futures.

Public viewing and participation:

Friday 27th November, Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th

anytime between 12 noon – 4.00pm

Castlemaine Art Museum

14 Lyttleton St, Castlemaine

Please be aware that this event could be postponed at any time if government regulations change due to Covid-19. We will do our best to keep you updated on all our public platforms but you may wish to check that the event is taking place as scheduled before attending by clicking here if you do not follow us on social media.

theWay-theWater-theWalk is a Punctum work by:

Jude Anderson (concept and direction), Morwenna Schenck (simulator lighting & design), Georgia Symons (simulator game design), Jacques Soddell (sound design), Briega Young
& Josiah Lulham (performance), Miles Bennett (on-line experience),
Steve Mayhew (general manager).

… in collaboration with local residents & The Pump

Pool of Dreams, Claire Eliza’s Gift.