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The Edge

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The Edge

The Edge, Cootamundra, Tumut & Temora, 2016 & 2017

Tamara Dean documents the informal rites of passage that young people create for themselves in nature.  Recently this was realised in ‘The Edge’ an acclaimed photographic series. With its young participants, rural and naturally beautiful locations, this body of work and its production strategies has great relevance and potential to resonate with young people based in the unique environs amongst regional/rural localities of the Eastern Riverina area.

‘The Edge’ is a two year skills development project for young people (aged 13 -17 & 18-25) living in the small rural communities of Tumut, Temora and Cootamundra who will work with contemporary photographer Tamara Dean. During 2016, the initial workshop phase of the young people will learn various photographic techniques while working with Tamara to document their interactions in natural sites of recreation.

Project outcomes will be presented at large community events, with culminating exhibitions at the 2017 Wired Open Day and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery in 2018.

Outcomes of the inaugural workshop in Tumut (September 2016) can be found here: wired lab

'The Edge' Tamara Dean