June 2012 at Keri Keri, Balranald with Andrew Dowling and Tarsh Rodda

Andrew Dowling and Tarsh Rodda run a 60,000 acre Merino sheep stud near Balranald, New South Wales. It is here that artist Trevor Flinn lived and worked for five days as part of TWIG 3.

About 20 friends and neighbours joined the Friday night TWIG at the end of Trevor’s residency.

A large ram stood at the drive-in to the TWIG site, and both small and large works were dotted across the landscape illuminated beautifully (and powered by a generator). Built from found objects, there was an eagle, a plane and even the surprise unveiling (and launch) of the Keri Keri rocket. Much to the delight of the TWIG crowd, lift-off took place at 9.43pm.

It was the third of five TWIGs held with Trevor 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.

“Little did we know that these few short days would see the beginning of a critical partnership between not only art and agriculture stakeholders, but also those with an interest in aeronautical design. Who would have thought?” - Ian Tully, The ACRE Project