This event was featured in our 2016 program.


Brienna Macnish with Clare McCracken & Robert D Jordan

Commissioned and Presented by Junction

Created in collaboration with the residents of Launceston’s retirement communities, VILLAGE takes you past the manicured lawns and behind the lace curtains to discover what life in a retirement village is really like. VILLAGE is the sequel to HOME (Next Wave Festival, 2014) and part of a trilogy of works that explore ageing in contemporary Australia. This audio installation tells very personal stories about downsizing, the fear of being burdensome and new beginnings in old age with humour and fierce optimism.

** If you are blind or have a vision impairment an audio-described version of this work can be provided upon request. If you select this option, a guide will accompany you as you experience VILLAGE. The guide will describe the visual elements of the work and simultaneously facilitate a tactile tour of the space. Please specify you require this version of the work when you make your booking.

This work is suitable for those using various types of mobility aids including wheelchairs, mobility scooters and walkers. There is seating provided throughout the work.

VILLAGE is hearing loop enabled and suitable for people who use hearing aids or other assistive listening devices. You can also request a transcript of the work when you arrive at the venue.