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Michelle Duffy, Angela Campbell and Richard Chew

Drawing on McCormack’s (2013) notion of fieldworking and Hawkin’s (2011) suggestion of ‘doings’, this chapter seeks to capture the unfolding of the performance of an Australian folk song in a sheep shed. This performance was part of a workshop held at an historic pastoral property owned and operated by Sovereign Hill, an open-air museum in Victoria. We wanted to explore the dynamic change in the region’s environments, landscapes and waterways, acknowledging that they are shaped and shared by humans and non-humans alike. We tasked ourselves with a provocation: to work in small groups and respond to the landscape around us using whatever types of approach, materials and practices we chose. Here we explore one of those provocations, listening to a colleague’s haunting rendition of the folk song, ‘Flash Jack from Gundagai’ in a shearing shed. Our exploration of this draws on non-representational theory—or more-than-representational theory—as an attempt to capture the ephemeral nature of a lived and living experience through art practice, specifically through music.