Image by Joshua Thomas.


Country Calling (working title)

Date In Development


The Wired Lab, with the Wiradjuri community and BAFTA award winning artist, Chris Watson, will present ‘Country Calling (working title)’, a deeply experiential audio project which will be developed from recordings of Wiradjuri Language being spoken on Country, in particular the critically endangered Box Gum Grassy Woodlands habitat. The resulting composition will be premiered at an artist-led architect designed conversion of ‘The Church of the Immaculate Conception’, a recently deconsecrated catholic church in the tiny rural village of Muttama, which is being transformed into site for deep listening. Muttama and Muttama creek were important pathways for Wiradjuri people travelling for ceremony and family business and still is today connecting people from Brungle to Cootamundra.

About the Artist

The Wired Lab is an artist led organisation evolving interdisciplinary art practices in rural Australia. They create opportunities for the research, production and presentation of projects that connect international and local artists with communities in new ways. Their curated programmes and projects involve artists working from a regional context whilst producing outcomes of local and global relevance. The Wired Lab’s activities range from skills development for young people, seniors, emerging and mid career artists, to the creation, presentation, publication and promotion of new works and major live arts projects.


Image by Jackie Cooper.