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Greenbush Art Group: Shake, Rattle and Roll


A History of Central Australian Transport

Presented by Araluen Arts Centre

Shake, Rattle and Roll: A History of Central Australian Transport by the Greenbush Art Group at the Alice Springs Correctional Centre, pays tribute to and interprets the history of transport in Central Australia. Early transport created a paradigm shift in desert regions, enabling the expansion of settler colonialism, ‘opening up’ the continent’s interior, creating cultural complexity and irrevocably changing the way people live, travel and engage with this country.

Using salvaged materials such as scrap metal and copper wire, in the strong Central Australian tradition of Bush Toy making, these delicately detailed and evocative works chart that rapid technological change from foot, to horse, to camel and Afghan cameleer history, to the shrinking of time and space through steam power and internal combustion engine.

With restricted access to materials and the artists’ creativity within those limits, the exhibition also reflects the legendary ingenuity that was necessary for remote desert transport over epic distances and in often brutal conditions.


Image: Artists of Greenbush Art Group, selected works 2018, found objects, wire, aluminium foil, paper-pulp, recycled woollen blanket, leather and acrylic paint.


16 November 2019 - 01 March 2020


Until 29 February
Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday 10am - 2pm
Closed Mondays

From 1 March
Daily from 10am - 4pm




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