October 2013 at Pira with the Maher family

Video inside a silo and a giant alpaca – pretty unique outcomes from this TWIG!

Dunkeld artist Trevor Flinn worked with the Maher family at their Pira wheat and alpaca property, just north of Swan Hill.

He worked for two days on the farm, before friends and family of the Mahers gathered for the TWIG itself. Trevor projected an alpaca film onto the side of a truck. Children and adults alike were awed and inspired by a second film projects onto the inside wall of an empty silo.

Fourteen people took part in an alpaca sculpture workshop on the weekend, and then Trevor set to work on his own giant alpaca sculpture. In two days he created a standout piece, which shown at the Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery for the ACRE celebration on 26 October.

It was the third of four TWIG residencies held in September and October 2013 across the region.

Partners – Swan Hill Rural City Council, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Regional Arts Victoria, Australia Council for the Arts

β€œThe highlight of the weekend was definitely the Friday night. Inside the silo was absolutely amazing, and so was his alpaca movie he projected onto the side of our truck.”

– Amanda Maher, Pira farmer and TWIG host

Photos by Tom Mangan