National Exhibition Register

  • Mary Gilmore's typewriter, Murrumbidgee River, Canberra, Fog
    Vic McEwan Mary Gilmore's typewriter, Murrumbidgee River, Canberra, Fog
    Photographic print
    Image Credit
    Photo: Vic McEwan

About the exhibition

Haunting is a body of photographic and video work made in response to dynamic environmental conditions, contested histories, and our negotiations of a complex future.

Vic McEwan, 2015 artist-in-residence at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra, created the large scale still photography and video works in Haunting.

An experiment of painting into the landscape with light onto a canvas of naturally occurring fog, water and smoke to create photographic and video work, Vic projected images of historical objects and photographs onto these continually changing environmental elements, seeking to understand human history and consequences of past actions by engaging with the active materiality of place.

How does the meanings of these significant objects change when we relax human control of art making and allow uncontrollable natural elements to help produce the work?

Artists and Curator


Vic McEwan

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
27/06/2020 - 31/08/2020
Exhibition size
Over 100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
National Museum of Australia and the Cad Factory
Contact to discuss
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Exhibition Tour Manual, Installation Support Available, Interpretative/Didactic Panels, Invitations or Invitation Template, Labels, Media Kit, Public Program Opportunities
Other materials
Vic McEwan is available to attend exhibition openings and to present pubic floor talks. He is also happy to discuss opportunities to participate in broader community events timed around the exhibition.
Primary contact
Catherine Czerw
Travelling Exhibitions Officer
National Museum of Australia
02 6208 5047
National Museum of Australia in collaboration with The Cad Factory