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 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, in collaboration with curator George Main. 

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 and George 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

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.