August 1 - August 31st 2019
Open 10am - 6pm daily 10.30 Sundays
Ground floor, Stamford Grand Hotel Moseley Sq Glenelg
Free entry via Stamford Lobby & Moseley Sq & St John's Row
Phone (08) 8375 0630 Mobile/Text: 0410 481 237
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Place is important; to know one’s connections and understand one’s impact.
Walking, not walking, seeing, not seeing and being-with, is what makes this work possible. In the desire to express country in a discreetly Australian context, I am naturally drawn to observing patterns of exchange and relationship between human and non-human life.
My work with photography is a remembrance, not in the way photographs collect memories, but as an experiential reminder of our relationship within the natural world. To quote author Bruce Lipton, “Biologists say that trees are social beings. They can count, learn and remember. They nurse sick members, warn each other of danger by sending electrical signals across a fungal network and for reasons unknown, keep ancient stumps of long felled companions alive for centuries by feeding them a sugar solution through their roots.”
These trees are residents of Australia’s inland sea, which for the moment, is a large dusty basin in need of rains that haven’t fallen for centuries. To me they are still waiting, perhaps talking amongst themselves, in conversations heard by nearby rocks who inscribe their stories on their skin for future generations to read.
On behalf of the Gallery we firstly acknowledge the land now known as Australia belonged to a Nation of People, widely sophisticated, Aboriginal people of Culture, With Gratitude to our Elders past, present and emerging, the Country's ancient Cultural heritage. Always Was, Always Will Be, Aboriginal Land.
We hope that by sharing the Stories of the Artworks more attention is paid to the land supporting us through the emmense Generational Knowledge of this Country Aboriginal people have.