National Exhibition Register

  • Stump Jump Plough, Murrumbidgee River, Canberra, Fog
    Vic McEwan Stump Jump Plough, Murrumbidgee River, Canberra, Fog, 2016
    Photographic print
    1118 x 1700mm
    Image Credit
    Photo: Vic McEwan

About the exhibition

Haunting presents a fascinating body of work that encompasses photography, video and text. Demonstrating how objects and people can be brought to life, this exhibition provokes various interpretations of the past and its ever unfolding consequences on our contemporary world.

The large scale, still photograph in Haunting has been created by contemporary artist Vic McEwan, who was the 2015 Artist-in-Residence at the National Museum of Australia. Projecting images of museum objects he selected from the National Historical Collection on to continually changing natural forces such as water, fog and smoke, the environment becomes an active participant in the artist’s exploration of the contested interpretations of agricultural history and of objects.

Haunting explores the dramatic agricultural history of southern Australia, gently traversing often quite emotional terrain that’s created at the intersection of technology, history, objects and place.

Artists and Curator

George Main

Vic McEwan



Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
01/12/2018 - 01/09/2021
Exhibition size
Over 100 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
National Museum of Australia and the Cad Factory
$1,500 (inc. freight)
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Catalogue/Book, 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. The NMA offers digital access programs to regional museums, libraries and galleries, and may be able to collaborate with the venue to develop a public program or event around the exhibition. Activities may include a live video connection to an NMA educator or curator. More information about these programs can be found at www.nma.gov.au/engage-learn/school-programs/digital-outreach
Primary contact
Catherine Czerw
Travelling Exhibitions Officer - Exhibition Projects and Interpretation
National Museum of Autralia
02 6208 5047
Secondary contact
Deborah Hill
02 6208 5106
A National Museum of Australia touring exhibition presented in partnership with the Cad Factory.