moss.quarry.plaque, 2022. Digital media, sound and text installed within the City of Hobart Digital Twin.
moss.quarry.plaque is a digital artwork by artists Margaret Woodward based in nipaluna/Hobart and Camilla Brueton living in Cardiff, Wales. Installed in the City of Hobart's digital twin, moss.quarry.plaque is the trace of the two artist's exchanges held during three synchronous walks in their respective cities. Their unique process of call and response, locates them in their own terrain and composes a poetic score now inscribed on digital plaques in St David's Park and to be read and heard along the route of their walks.
To visit moss.quarry.plaque or to follow the artists' walking routes, please open the link below.
moss.quarry.plaque in the Digital Twin
moss.quarry.plaque sonnets(PDF, 38KB)
moss.quarry.plaque audio script(PDF, 76KB)
Margaret Woodward is an artist, writer and publisher and with Justy Phillips is co-founder of A Published Event. Based in lutruwita/Tasmania, Margaret's work focuses on 'divining' geological and personal histories entangled in the places we call home and her practice combines walking, writing and artmaking in response to place. Margaret's publications are held in private and institutional collections around the world.
Camilla Brueton is a visual artist and writer based in Cardiff, Wales. Her practice interrogates our experience of place; reflecting on landscape, architecture, movement and shifting perspectives. Composition and the construction of images is also a formal concern within her work; how we frame and are framed by the world around us. Camilla is a creative producer for Common Wealth, a political site-specific theatre company.
Margaret and Camilla collaborate remotely through a call and response technique of walking and writing developed during synchronous walks undertaken in lutruwita/Tasmania and Wales.
Moss.quarry.plaque is a collaboration by Margaret Woodward and Camilla Brueton. Partly made in nipaluna /Hobart and partly in Cardiff, Wales.
While we walked we remembered those whose footfall we followed; ancestors, invaders, descendants, immigrants and neighbours – ever mindful of stone, soil and moss underfoot and the memories and threads that entangle our cities' lives.
While walking on palawa country, we acknowledge and pay respect to the traditional and original owners of this land, the muwinina people, and pay respect to those that have passed before us. We acknowledge today's Tasmanian Aboriginal people who are the custodians of this land and whose land was never ceded.
In the research, production and installation of moss.quarry.plaque we wish to thank and acknowledge support from Bek Verrier, Nunami Sculthorpe-Green, Euan McAleece, and Wendy Rimon. In particular we want to thank City of Hobart staff Jude Abell, Emily Brown, Craig Garth and Robert Stevenson for your collaboration and welcoming us into in the world of the digital twin. To the Wild Ways Walking residency presented by The Museum of Loss and Renewal and the Walking Library, for facilitating our first 'pilot' for walking together.
Further reading and links to follow up
- What3Words website with information about the What3Words geolocating system.
- For information on how to use the What3Words app while you make your own walk: Call and response walking recipe.
- Rod Seppelt et al, (2013) An Illustrated Catalogue of Tasmanian Mosses, Part 1, Tasmanian Herbarium, Hobart.
- Tasmanian Plant Collection, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens.
- Lichens and Mosses in the Howardian Local Nature Reserve in the lower Rhymney valley Penylan, Cardiff. Howardian Local Nature Reserve website.
- Gathering Moss, A Natural and Cultural History of Mosses by Robin Wall Kimmerer, Penguin, 2021.
- The Building and Ornamental Stone Resources of Tasmania by C. E. Sharples Report prepared for The Tasmanian Development Authority and Tasmania Department of Resources and Energy (Division of Mines and Mineral Resources) April 1990.
- Suzanne Smythe, (2018), Knocklofty - Hobart's Back Yard. Fullers Publishing: Hobart.
- Cardiff's quarries
- Radyr quarry
- Mary Knights, Julie Gough, Tense Past (2019), Island (159). Julie Gough: Tense Past | Australian Literary Arts Magazine | ISLAND.
- Nunami Sculthorpe-Green. takara nipaluna, 'Walking Hobart', Blak Led tours. Blak Led Tours website
- Alan Llwyd, Cymru Ddu / Black Wales: A History: A History of Black Welsh People Paperback – 23 Mar. 2005. Welsh edition by Alan Llwyd (Author), Forward: Glenn Jordan (Author)
- St David's Park Memorial Walls
- Crowther Reinterpreted Project, City of Hobart.
- Alison Alexander (2014) Tasmania's Convicts: How felons built a free society, Allen and Unwin.
- Plotting the Rebecca Riots
- Janine Marshall Wood (2021) No Ordinary Convict: A Welshman Named Rebecca. Forty South Publishing: Hobart.
- Miranda Morris (1997) Placing Women Report, Hobart 1997.
- Cascades Female Factory Historic Site
- In Her Stride, Women's History Walk, City of Hobart, 2021.
- Purple Plaques – commemorating remarkable women in Wales.Purple Plaques website
- Nicola Brandt and Frances Whorrall-Campbell (Eds) (2021), Conversations Across Place: Reckoning with and Entangled World (Vol.1). The Green Box.