2017 Warmun Residency – Jon Rose

1 – 18 August 
Warmun, East Kimberley, Western Australia

The alchemy of converting an old car wreck into a musical instrument / sound installation will happen across August 2017 in the remote east Kimberley community of Warmun under the magical hands of sound wizard Jon Rose. Presented by Tura New Music in association with Warmun Art Centre the Residency will collaborate with all levels of community and leave a lasting legacy well into the future.

Jon Rose                    Principal Artist
Catherine Ashley       Schools Program and Performance Coordinator
Bohdan Warchomij    Photographer and Videographer
Tos Mahoney              Producer and Tura Artistic Director


As TURA’s Remote Artist in Residence for 2017 Jon Rose and an artistic support team will be based in and around the community of Warmun, for three weeks in August. With the local community and supported by the Warmun Art Centre, they will locate a car wreck amongst the many that are stored in and around Warrmun, explore the story of the wreck through community oral history, and eventually “string”, modify and amplify the wreck to transform it into a sonic instrument. The entire process will be documented (AV and photography) culminating in a performance in situ with local community artists. The project will closely involve local communities, relationships with which TURA has close ties. Storytelling and oral history will be a component of the process.

Jon Rose

Internationally renowned composer/performer, Jon Rose, is prized world wide for his unique conceptual sound art practise. Jon’s work has been displayed in Australia’s leading galleries and arts centres including Carriageworks, MONA and Federation Square. Jon has worked previously with TURA on a number of occasions including his Ball Project, which took place in the Perth Cultural Centre in 2015.


The 2017 Regional Residency Program is supported by Healthway promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message, The Ian Potter Foundation and the Rowley Foundation.

Tura thanks local Partners including Warmun Art Centre, East Kimberley Job Pathways and Ngalangangpum School and Warmun Community Inc.

Tura New Music’s annual program is supported by the State Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, in association with Lotterywest and The Australian Government through the Australia Council, its artsfunding advisory body.

Tura thanks the community of Warmun.