The Marathon Project was first conceived in 2014 by Andrew and Diana Cameron.
With a passion for art, landscape, and conservation, Andrew and Diana wished to gather a selection of artists to create a dialogue around their property and invite them to discover its diversity, complexity, and beauty – traits of the property that Andrew and Diana, an artist herself, have been inspired by for many years.
Diana contacted the Northern Tasmanian Artist-Run-Initiative Sawtooth about potential coordination of the camp and an accompanying exhibition. What resulted was The Marathon Project widening its scope to include visual artists, writers, ecologists, thinkers, and theorists for two camps in 2015 and an exhibition at Sawtooth ARI in the same year of preliminary investigations and ideas from current participants. The Marathon Project has begun and will continue to evolve.
We see The Marathon Project as a convergence point of which we are initiating a conversation with the property, the ecology, the surrounds, the history, and the future of the site.
Documentary produced by participant Darryl Rogers.