(left) Ocean View Hotel, Alstonville | (right) The 'Big Fig' Victoria Park, Dalwood
Monty Greenslade, Jack Fletcher, Elaine McCormack, Susie Forster. Photograph of policeman live statue by Eva Rinaldi | Flies in the Milk - Petty Misdemeanour (animation still) from Policing on the Plateau
Students, heritage buddies and digital media mentors meet at the first Pixel the Past Workshop, Alstonville High School in 2016.
Group Exhibition | Pixel the Past
29 March - 23 April 2017
Pixel the Past - A new take on our history.
Alstonville High School students, members of the Plateau’s Historical Society and digital media creators Duke Albada, Susie Forster and Karenza Ebejer have worked together over a number of months to research and produce new digital media histories from the shire. The project is unique in bringing together young people, older residents and creative media experts to collaborate on their stories.
Project participants attended a series of workshops led by historian Kate Gahan to inspire and create their stories. These workshops have been heartily supported by the Alstonville High School. Recent heritage projects undertaken in the Ballina Shire have shown that the community is deeply interested in understanding the past. Using digital media aims to make these stories available across the whole community, given the prevalence digital media has in our daily lives.
This project is coordinated by Ballina Shire Council and supported by the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage’s NSW Heritage Grants Program.
Launch Event: Thursday 30 March 5.30pm - 7:30pm