Terrace Projection: Jesse Boylan 'At the end of the day'

3 February—19 March 2023

Terrace Projection: At the end of the day
A new commission by artist Jesse Boylan

At the end of the day is a new video work by artist Jesse Boylan who asked staff working in Dhelkaya Health (Castlemaine Health), as well as residents of Penhall Hostel (Aged Care), about what they think goes unseen in their daily lives and work.

In a kind of ‘behind the scenes’ set up, Boylan has created a series of silent video portraits, where participants were asked to simply look into the camera’s lens, providing space for snippets of interviews to be overlaid as text, in an attempt to bridge the gap between what we might think and what we actually know about those who either work within the hospital system, or live out their days in one of Castlemaine’s aged care facilities.

Care is a much-used term, easy to say but harder to define.

Jesse Boylan
Jesse Boylan is a photography, video and sound artist and writer based on Dja Dja Wurrung Country in Central Victoria, Australia. Jesse is interested in expanded documentary practice and the role art plays in environmental and social justice issues. Jesse likes to collaborate with others to make sense of our times and regularly collaborates with Linda Dement and Virginia Barratt as Bonedirt.

Jesse is a member of Lumina, an Australian photography collective and the Atomic Photographers Guild, an international group who aim to render visible all aspects of the nuclear age. Jesse is a current PhD candidate within the School of Art at RMIT University and they also teach into the BA Photography program at RMIT.

Many thanks to all those who took part in this project from Dhelkaya Health (Castlemaine Health) and Penhall Hostel.
From Penhall: Francis, Jill, Judith, Lois, Lynn, Michael, Noel, and Norma
From Dhelkaya Health: April, Ben (Bendigo Health), Fiona, Janine, Kerry, Meagan, Melinda, Sam, Shelley, Sherene, and Steve

Terrace Projections
Through the Australian Government's RISE Fund, Castlemaine Art Museum will host Terrace Nights and Terrace Projections, a program of exhibitions, installations and events for the community. Using the medium of light, CAM is bringing contemporary images and ideas to the streets of Castlemaine in a new series of commissions with local and national artists.

Public Programs
Free public programs, including an artist in conversation, will be presented in the gallery throughout this exhibition. All details will be shared on our website. Subscribe to our mailing list to receive special updates and invitations.


Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government Initiative

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Welcome to our homeland,
home of the Dja Dja Wurrung people
we offer you people good spirit.
Uncle Rick Nelson

The Jaara people of the Dja Dja Wurrung are the Custodians of the land and waters on which we live and work. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and emerging. We extend these same sentiments to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander First Nations peoples.

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