CHANNON HALL: The team working on The Channon Hall in the If These Halls Could Talk project.
CHANNON HALL: The team working on The Channon Hall in the If These Halls Could Talk project.

Tales to tell in halls of history at Bonalbo and The Channon

IF YOU'VE lived at The Channon or Bonalbo, head to your hall to share stories with the artistic team as part of the If These Halls Could Talk project's Show + Tell event.

It doesn't matter if the hall is from your past, or if the hall is down the road, you are invited along to share stories, news clippings, photographs, objects or anything else that tells a story of the hall.

Associate Professor in the School of Arts and Social Sciences at Southern Cross University and media artist, Grayson Cooke, will be collaborating with the Bonalbo Hall team.

On The Channon Hall team is visual artist Craig Walsh.

 

 

BONALBO HALL: Media artist and academic Grayson Cooke will work alongside the Bonalbo Hall committee, including community engagement officer and artist Marion Conrow, as part of If These Halls Could Talk.
BONALBO HALL: Media artist and academic Grayson Cooke will work alongside the Bonalbo Hall committee, including community engagement officer and artist Marion Conrow, as part of If These Halls Could Talk. Cathryn McLauchlan

The Channon community member Beth Wallach put the hall nomination forward.

She said she was excited to be a part of the project.

"This will be a fabulous opportunity for the whole community, past and present, to tell our stories and share our memories," Ms Wallach said.

Mr Walsh said he looks forward to "learning much more and working closely with the community to develop a new story inspired by The Channon Hall".

Bonalbo and The Channon halls were two of seven halls selected from across the Northern Rivers as part of If These Halls Could Talk to have an artistic team collaborate with their community to create a site-specific work.

If These Halls Could Talk project is funded by Arts NSW Regional Partnership funding and Regional Arts NSW Regional Arts Fund.

The Bonalbo Hall Show + Tell will be held Saturday from 12pm until 2.30pm at 4 Koreelah St.

The Channon Hall Show + Tell is on Sunday, 11am until 2pm at 5 Mill Street.