May 2012 at Meade with Di and Gary Bowles

Dunkeld artist Trevor Flinn lived and worked for five days at the Bowles’ dairy farm at Meade, just south of Kerang, Victoria.

The Bowles’ machinery shed became a gallery, with a film projected onto silage wrap inside and Trevor’s installations both inside and out.

Trevor described his experience to the more than 20 friends and neighbours at the TWIG on the final night of the residency – awake by six and milking each morning, filming ibis in a wetland just near the dairy shed, assisting with the birth of a calf, only to have it die within hours (and then become part of his installation).

Those at the TWIG shared soup cooked on the fire, and there was music – flute, guitar and singing. Di and Gary had also created their own art installations. It was a collaboration of creativity.

It was the second of five TWIGs held from May to August 2012 in the region.

Partners – Swan Hill Rural City Council, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Regional Arts Victoria, Your Community Cares, Wakool Shire Council and The Australia Council for the Arts.