Punctum's Public Cooling House
2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 12 March
Castlemaine Botanical Gardens
Roll up your sleeves, skirts, and slacks, slip off your socks and step into Punctum’s Public Cooling House.
Punctum’s Public Cooling House is a unique public gathering place for beating the heat. Prompted by conversations between scientists and artists concerned by our ‘water future’, the flat pack Cooling House contains individual cooling pools, traditional cooling practices and an unbeatable line up of performers and speakers. Drawing from simple and ancient evaporative cooling techniques, and presenting ‘water works’ by exceptional artists, Punctum’s Public Cooling House also includes conversations with enlightened professionals managing ‘bodies of water’, to consider how we might contend with a water tight future.
…and while you’re up to your knees relaxing in one of our individual Cooling House pools, you can add to our ‘keeping cool’ archive.
It’s part art house/part bath house, and a uniquely dry country approach to paddling and performance.
Friday 2nd - 4pm to 7pm
Saturday 3rd & 10th – 2pm to 7pm
Sunday 4th & 11th – 2pm to 7pm
Monday 12th – 12pm to 4pm
Concept, Artistic Direction: Jude Anderson
Design and Construction Coordination: Morwenna Schenck
Project Management: Adrian Corbett
Associated Producer: Erin Milne
Images by Bryony Jackson. Taken at 2017 Refuge at Arts House, Melbourne.
Part of this work premiered at Arts House as part of the Refuge project.
The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered in Victoria by Regional Arts Victoria.