The ground at Hill End has an inherent magnetism created by the unique confluence of geology and history that it contains. Strange subterranean pressures have produced resources that have no use but glitter endlessly in the human mind. Imagine never having to work another day in your life! Imagine the things you could do or say or make! What misery would you not endure to risk such a great fortune? Even death becomes a tenable stake in such a momentous gamble.
One walks over this ground in a manner unlike any other. The eyes are drawn to constantly scour it, imagining its riches; riches that might be revealed if only you were to kick over the right rock. They mustn’t have gotten everything? there must be a crumb left behind? At Hill End I will seek my future. Good luck to me.
This is the artist in residency blog of Alex Wisser lived at Hill End for the month of November 2013, staying at Haeflinger’s Cottage and digging a hole in the back yard of Hill End artist Mark Booth.
The Hill End residency has been generously made possible by Bathurst Regional Art Gallery