Tarsha Finney, lecturer at UTS, and her students from 11517 Global Field Studio, recently headed off to Alice Springs for their work on ‘Reformulating the Ground: Alice Springs + The Desert Art Institute’, a study concerned with the urban spatial reasoning of the cultural building. From the 25th March to 31st March, they will be examining the Cultural building/art institute within the context of Alice Springs and indigenous Australian art production that is centred in the Western/Central desert Region of Central Australia.

Collaboration with people in the Alice Springs community includes John Oster (Director DESART), Tim Rollason (Director of the Araluen Cultural Precinct), Damien Ryan (Mayor of Alice Springs), Cecelia Alfonso (Art Centre Coordinator Warlukurlangu Artists Aboriginal Corporation), Sue Dougdale and Domenico Pecorari (local architects and planners), Mark Pierson (Manager development and Infrastructure, Alice Springs Town Council) in addition to local land owners.