Multi-media tribute to speedy Campbell

DESERTSnowball art director David Carson.
DESERTSnowball art director David Carson.

The British-born Campbell managed to take his Bluebird K7 past the 444km/ph mark in late 1964, achieving the milestone and adding to the land speed record he had set earlier that year.

The record captured the attention of WA, with some 60,000 people lining the Swan River the following year to witness the fastest man on land and water perform a victory run.

Hamilton Hill artist Dave Carson will work with colleague Paul Houghton to co-ordinate a group of West Australian and UK artists, Donald Campbell enthusiasts and the Dumbleyung community to bring the events of 1964 to an international audience.

‘The DESERTsnowball project is exciting because it has many dimensions and facets. It is a story about adventure and someone pushing the limits of what is possible,’ Mr Carson said.

Mr Carson, who received a $24,000 State Governments Art Development grant to develop the project, hopes to finish the project by December next year.