Liddell WORKS is a creative program marking the closure of the Liddell power station, and its long legacy. The core of the program is 15 artist “residencies” where artists respond to the power station with fresh individual expressions, culminating in an exhibition in mid 2024.
Kara Wood has always been drawn to the grunge and workings of industrial settings. In her words…’Finding beauty on the factory floor’. On kara’s first site visit to Liddell she was instantly struck by an overwhelming feeling of love and friendship. ‘The power station seemed to have taken on the guise of an old friend,it was evident everyone would be saddened to see her go’. The working title of Kara’s work is Footsteps of Memory, consisting of 51 (representing every year of the power stations life) ceramic tiles,wafer thin, each impressed with a different texture from surfaces around the plant. The translucent porcelain is a metaphor for memory.
Photo: Kara Wood, taken by Grace Barnes at Create By The Lake
Tim Black – Creative Pipeline
Tim Black formed his company Creative Pipeline 17 years ago, and was involved in a similar project with the closure of BHP in Newcastle. Tim has created a 360’ virtual reality tour of Liddell experienced through a headset. ‘The aim is, years after Liddell has been shut down to experience what it was like inside this important place, to see and hear some of the people who cared for and operated this state significant industrial infrastructure for over 50 years. There is a strong emotional response when seeing a place in this way and will allow the Liddell Power Station to be experienced long after it is no longer there’.
Photo: Tim Black, taken by Grace Barnes at Create By The Lake