Cowra helps tell the big history of a little town: Canowindra

Artist Craig Walsh has created a portrait of Cowra Councillor Ray Walsh who will help present local history at the Big Little Histories of Canowindra event.
Artist Craig Walsh has created a portrait of Cowra Councillor Ray Walsh who will help present local history at the Big Little Histories of Canowindra event.

Are you ready for a little history told in a big way?

The Corridor Project assisted by the Office of Environment and Heritage and Create NSW Arts, Screen and Culture will be hosting Big Little Histories of Canowindra in October.

The multi artform event interweaves four significant local oral and written stories told by First Nation communities, farmers, graziers and shearers shared by local people with archives from the Canowindra Historical and Age of Fishes museum collections.

Taking place in Canowindra's historic Rail Precinct, attendees will be encouraged to meander through a series of site-specific works including unpredictable multimedia projections, First Nation language soundscapes, music, performance, multi-artform works including installation, paintings, drawing, ceramics and photography.

Some of the major attractions for the event include, artist Craig Walsh's multi-site projections will be presented at the Canowindra railway precinct, with oral stories, and historical imagery. Choreographed agricultural based dance led by Alison Plevey will accompany Walsh's projections.

Community historian Craig Lawler, will have a number of installations based on local oral history and soundscape recordings located at historic sites including Blind Freddies' Bushranger tours, Gaskill Street shops and the Canowindra Historic Society Coach Master cottage. 

Wiradjuri artist Aleshia Lonsdale will create an installation exploring First Nation history. Collaboration with Craig Walsh will inform part of the audio visual content for projection located at the Canowindra Silos.

Big Little Histories of Canowindra runs from October 19 to October 21.