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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW

Invite to participate in Playback Kandos


Playback Kandos is an art project that invites you to listen to a narration of an object and then translate it into material form, join the workshop on Saturday 26 August.

Led by artist Josie Cavallaro, the project is framed by a recorded description of a selected item from the Kandos Museum collection. Playback creates a space for attention and intention. Through the actions of listening, interpreting and re-making, each rendition will contribute a unique reading of that object, re-told through the kinks of perception and lived experience. Each edition is made signature by the maker’s hand, expressing their relationship to material and social expression.

Playback Kandos was devised for the Cementa artist-in residency program. All works made in response to Playback Kandos will be considered for exhibition at Cementa 24.

How can I participate? Everyone is invited to participate in Playback Kandos. The description of the object includes dimensions, methods of construction and materials used. You can re-make the object using techniques that are accessible to you. If you like to knit, paint, collage, weld, sew, bake, draw or just have a go at assembling things, your take on the project is welcome.




Kids version: An abridged kid-friendly audio version coming soon (recommended for 10 years +).

Workshops You can also participate as a community group or household if working as part of collective is more your thing. You can even facilitate your own making workshop or join one of the upcoming face-to-face workshops in Kandos on Saturday 26 August. Bookings via eventbrite  

If you are keen to get started before the workshop come and share what you have done, otherwise, materials will be supplied to get you going.

This project is open to all ages; children will need to participate with an accompanied adult.

Show and Tell Saturday 28 October 1-3pm. This gathering is for those who would like to share what they have made in response to Playback Kandos and for those curious to participate.  Bookings via eventbrite

What will happen to my work? All contributing works responding to Playback Kandos are considered for exhibition as part of the Cementa arts festival in September 2024. Arrangements will be made for the delivery and storage of each creation on completion. Just get in touch via the contact page.

All participants will be acknowledged as co-creators of the project at the festival and on the artist website. An agreement with each participant will be made to confirm whether they would like their work returned to them after exhibition and how they would like to be acknowledged If you have any questions about participating please make contact here and I will get back to you.

As well as the workshops at Kandos Museum Josie will be presenting age appropriate versions of the workshops to local schools – Rylstone Public School, Kandos PS and Kandos High School.

This project is supported by Create NSW’s Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Arts OutWest.