Dale Cox & Guy Richards
Castlemaine Warriors: A revisionist history for the post truth era (2019)
Dale Cox in collaboration with film maker Guy Richards present a 30 minute Documentary that will run for the duration of the Castlemaine State Festival. Artefacts excavated will also be on display. Examining alternative historical and cultural possibilities, Dale Cox’s new documentary challenges notions of the Eurocentric perspective on Australia’s colonisation. Fusing diametrically opposed and disparate cultural signifiers, the artist accentuates the dislocating nature of globalisation, exploring a revisionist history with humour through a documented art hoax that takes place right in Castlemaine.
Screening daily on the hour between 12 – 4pm
21 – 30 March 2019
Running time approx. 35 mins
Level 1, Room 65 (The Old Hospital Site)
1 Halford Street, Castlemaine VIC
To view the trailer for the documentary click here.
Visit 2019 Castlemaine State Festival website for this years full program.
Painter Dale Cox completed a Bachelor Fine Arts at RMIT University in 1990. His acrylic on canvas works are detailed interpretations of the Australian landscape and his ‘Mickey’ sculptures are humorous critiques of popular culture, history and religion. Cox’s works have been exhibited in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. He was awarded First Prize in the Melbourne Savage Club Art Prize and his work is represented in the collections of Deakin University, Melbourne; Parliament House, Canberra; Artbank, Sydney and several regional galleries.
All images courtesy of the artist Dale Cox and film maker Guy Richards