“Salt of the Earth” by Guido van Helten is painted as part of a new TV series called “The Wanderers“. The Wanderers is a documentary series premiering on ABC iView in 2017. The series is directed by Selina Miles and produced by Drew Macdonald.
The latest Wanderers episode features artist Guido Van Helten, as he paints seven freight train carriages in the flour milling town of Manildra, 300kms west of Sydney. With a population of 300 people, Manildra represents the quintessential regional Australian farming town.
His artwork, titled “Salt of the Earth” features portraits of people local to the area, painted from photographs taken by Guido during his interactions with the town.
The artwork painting onto the freight carriages aims to celebrate the everyday characters of regional Australia.
The moving canvas will travel across the country, hoping to surprise and grab the interest of it’s viewers, and to cast a light on a facet of Australian culture that is often overlooked.
The Wanderers will document Guido’s creative process with a 10 minute film. It profiles six of Australia’s most exciting street artists as they take their work on the road to various locations in and around Australia. This is a series about discovery of self; of new cultures and place; and of Australia’s next generation of contemporary artists and we can’t wait to discover more…
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