Castlemaine State Festival, with Castlemaine Secondary College, Castlemaine State Festival, Woollen Mills, Castlemaine, 2015

Loomūsica was the Castlemaine State Festival’s signature arts mentorship project, brought together Slow Art Collective, Cuban artist Edgar Hechavarria Ricardo, and students from Castlemaine Secondary College. Together they created a site-specific installa- tion that honors the manufacturing history of the former Castle- maine Woollen Mills. Utilising re-purposed materials found on site and incorporating kinetic sculpture, robot components and basic DIY electronics, Loomūsica played with the notions of loom and harp.