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Avoca Project

Project Second life artist-in-residence // Project Avoca Project

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Run since 2007


The Avoca Project is an international art project in regional Victoria, Australia, centred on the ‘Swiss House’ – a pre-fabricated gold rush residence imported from Switzerland (or perhaps Germany) in 1850. This house is thus an immigrant, its walls revealing stories of wealth and a European glamour now faded by the harshness of the climate and the increased poverty that is the result of globalization and drought in rural Australia