Vestiges: Bob Campbell

Video and sound installation 4 min 7 sec continuous loop


Winning entry for the Queensland Regional Arts Digital Art award in 2012 and created for the Artspace Mackay exhibition ‘Looking Forward, Looking Back’, 150 years of Mackay.
This art video explores the life of Bob Campbell who was a boot maker in Sarina during the 1900’s. Bob was also the local SP Bookmaker who ran the local two-up from the back of his boot making store.
With the use of altered footage, soundscapes and still photographic images the video paints a portrait of a man in an imaginative and non-literal journey of fact, fiction and the memory and events of those who were around him.
Audio remixed – Original songs by Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn is licensed under a Attribution non-commercial license.
Old Strange (Black Twig Pickers and Steve Gunn) / CC BY-NC 3.0