Mega Fauna Sightings in Alice Springs

Joseph Burgess


Mega Fauna Sightings in Alice Springs (Pop up Exhibition) is a video installation comprising the stop motion animated Australian Mega Fauna Project’s series of time based art events in Alice Springs during 2015. The project celebrates the lost mega fauna of the region and reconsiders the narrative of the sacred sites through a series of Polaroid images and an anthroposophical lens. The chord of the work is playing on the magic reality locked into the landscape and the rich natural history of the region. The key piece “Locked in a Room with a Tasmanian Tiger” references an infamous work by Joseph Bueys with a uniquely Alice Springs quirk.

Mega Fauna Sightings in Alice Springs was a project funded with a generous grant through Arts NT in 2015. The project involved a collaboration with students from Centralian Middle School, Centralian Senior College, and Charles Darwin University. Many thanks to traditional custodian Doris Stuart, organisers of Desert Festival, Watch This Space, MAGNT, Alice Springs City Council, and Alice Plaza.


6pm, Thursday 14th September



14 - 16 September, 2017


Opening Night