Saturday 30 September – Monday 2 October 2017

The 2017 event saw an increase in artist numbers and the inclusion of an interstate work. Aimed at putting contemporary art in ordinary places every artist has been given the brief of putting an interactive, thought-provoking work together for a public space during the October long weekend. The 2017 event also included two collaborative works resulting from a meeting between artists during the 2016 Artlands Dubbo conference and festival.

It’s estimated several hundred people interacted with the art works and the artists over the two days of the event – based on engagement with the works themselves or activities being undertaken by the artists on site.

Social media plays a role in sharing audience interactions with the works over the event – using Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with this year’s dedicated hashtag #BTLP17.

Following is a selection from the public Instagram gallery. Details of the works can be found below the photos. Further images can be found on the websites and social media accounts of each artist.

New South Wales

See the artist page for links to each artist’s online presence.

Kelly Leonard and Dr Greg Pritchard, 30 Sept & 1 Oct 10am-1pm, Slow Book Haiku, handwoven unbleached linen, hand stitched albaca, amulets including pebbles, coins, gumnuts, Shoyoen Japanese Garden, Botanical Gardens, Coronation Drive Dubbo

Kim V. Goldsmith and Kelly Leonard, 30 Sept & 1 Oct 10am-2pm, Bee Box Sounds, installation of 13 bee boxes with handwoven linen and gumnuts in a double weave technique with accompanying four-channel soundscape, Cyril Flood Rotunda, Church Street Mall, Dubbo

Fishdog Jack, 1 Oct only 7.07pm-7.32pm gather for screening and jam 7.30pm-8.30pm, Near and Far (an open jam in D), animated ambient video of a landscape near Dubbo, 5’14 loop, Basement Studio, at the rear of Leading Edge Computers on the cnr Talbragar St and Macquarie Sts Dubbo

Jude Morrell, 30 Sept 9-5pm; 1 Oct 9-5pm, Sending a Message, an invitation to find and send on messages you may find as you wander through Dubbo, Victoria Park Duck Pond and surrounds, Dubbo

Vicki Aland, 30 Sept 10am-3pm; 1 Oct 11am-3pm, 2 Oct closedFrom Here To There And Back Again, cut paper book, Macquarie Regional Library Dubbo Branch, cnr Macquarie St and Talbragar Street, Dubbo

Milena Sallustio, 30 Sept 10am-3pm; 1 Oct 11am-3pm, 2 Oct closed, Chancers Are, installation of book pages and card, Macquarie Regional Library Dubbo Branch, cnr Macquarie St and Talbragar Street, Dubbo


Hero Fukutu, 30 Sept & 1 Oct 7.30pm-8.30pm, Untitled, site-specific guerrilla light installation, Natimuk Lake Jetty, Victoria

ENQUIRIES: Project coordinator, Kim V. Goldsmith, email