The Wandering exhibition stops at Wollongong Art Gallery

The Wandering curator Natasha Bullock. Picture: GREG TOTMAN
The Wandering curator Natasha Bullock. Picture: GREG TOTMAN

Some of Australia's most innovative video artists are on show at Wollongong Art Gallery.

The Wandering is a travelling exhibition from the Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition, which presents work from 15 video artists, was opened last Friday by MCA senior curator Natasha Bullock.

"The idea was to come up with a video program that could be easily transported," Ms Bullock said.

"Dealing with video technology can be quite an arduous undertaking, so we spent a lot of time creating the box it travels in, with the idea we could just take it somewhere and plug it in."

Works range from a time-lapse video of a subject standing at the sea's edge from dawn to dusk, to an artist eating a watermelon as a way of combating homesickness.

The Wandering is the latest offering in the growing video art genre.

"Many galleries now deal with moving images. The MCA has a strong touring program, and we were keen to get works from our collection out and not just sitting in storage," she said.

The Wandering is at Wollongong Art Gallery until August 31.