NSW: The Art of Archaeology

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Speaker: Sharon Veale (CEO, GML Heritage)

In Australian heritage management the role of history, archaeology and interpretation are choreographed and practiced within an elaborate system of legislation, charters and soft law. In this context, the conditions of consent and the outcomes for ‘significant’ archaeology in the context of urban development are often predictable. Whilst digital media has created some exciting and increasingly complex alternatives for the representation and experience of archaeology, most frequently the end result is a static display of artefacts accompanied by heritage interpretation. With a selection of recent examples, within NSW and elsewhere, this paper will explore the ‘art’ that has emerged in between archaeology, art practice and heritage interpretation.