Panoramarama: Experiments in collaboration

From your own unique perspective you can capture a series of images and assemble them into a panorama. TLR’s kaleidoscopes can reflect your perspective into a dazzling multitude, creating landscapes out of sky, horizons out of cityscapes. Or, like Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Briony Galligan and Ella Hinkley, you can set off on your own adventure, making new work in new places and in new ways.

Shifting our perspectives, TLR is a collaborative built on experimentation. The artists work playfully yet rigorously, seeking formal ways of stimulating generative ideas through lists, graphs, exercises. Appropriating and reworking techniques, the artists critique one another’s work by incorporating their responses into their own work. The result is a series of interconnected pieces designed to stimulate your tourist sensibility and inspire creative journey-making, so that you too can share in the perspective shift.

Add another όραμα (view) to “panorama” (παν + όραμα, or “every view”) and you get PANORAMARAMA – not the single, final, comprehensive view, but the view from every perspective. Put on Cape of Old Horizons and you are the embodiment of those perspectives, with postmarked memories now feathering your body and inspiring you to take flight. We are the Grampians #1 presents both the vulnerability and the triumph of this journey, while PANORAMARAMA Souvenir extends the location and the duration of the journey through hand-worked pixellation, moment by moment.

TLR’s experimentation is a feminist project: the artists are interested in the elevation of constructive pastimes as creative practice. Inspired by the Country Women’s Association’s practice-based community-building of tens of thousands of women isolated by geography and climate, TLR already imagine a second iteration of PANORAMARAMA as an exhibition located in the Grampians – where they’ve met with curious interest and strong support from locals as they worked.

A collective of individual women, TLR references the CWA in its mission, venturing beyond the tourist gaze and making new work to inspire new work in others. “I’d be really happy if people left with the idea of what a journey can be,” says Bailey-Charteris. “That you don’t have to go somewhere and just look at the sights and leave, you can go and then make a film there, and take some photos, and then that can be a journey in its own right as well. The doing of it is important.”


Panoramarama (TLR Collective: Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris, Briiny Galligan, Ella Hinkley), Somewhere Gallery, 2011