John Wolseley – at Castlemaine State Festival

In News March 12, 2023

Essays on Earth  installation image.

John Wolseley presents a collaborative multichannel video installation, Essays on Earth, with artist Brodie Ellis and poet Paul Kane, to be exhibited at the 2023 Castlemaine State Festival.

“The Goods Shed plays host to this multichannel video installation, which slowly unravels around the internal walls like a Japanese scroll.

“Essays on Earth is built around Paul Kane’s sonorous reading of his epic poem on the themes of earth, water, fire and air. The unfolding images use macro photography of paintings by John Wolseley filled with pond life, birds, carbon traces and geological rubbings.

“This is the perfect match for the experimental microscopy of Brodie Ellis, whose work investigates the ethics of how our limited natural resources are being used.”



Essays on Earth: Brodie Ellis, Paul Kane & John Wolseley
2023 Castlemaine State Festival
Castlemaine Goods Shed, 21 Kennedy Street, Castlemaine Vic 3450
Various dates & times between 1 – 9 April 2023.


Exhibition Opening: Saturday, 1 April 2-4pm