Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize 2021 - Artist Talk 27th March 2020
When: 19 March to 2 May 2021
Where: Caloundra Regional Art Gallery, Omrah Ave, Caloundra, Qld, Australia
Sensory Landscape – Unravelled
Winter Solstice, Kabi Kabi Country, Secret Cabin Society. 2020
Natural Ink on Paper
Quadriptych 112 x 126 cm
I use sensory mapping to respond and document the language of landscape. Deeply, listening, looking, smelling, touching, becoming embodied into my surroundings, until they become intimate, I re-remember the oneness that is all of us. I worked on the Winter Solstice (a term from my European ancestry, the time when the Sun pauses before reversing direction). Deep in the Rainforest of Kabi Kabi country at a cabin called the Secret Cabin Society, I walked and listened, and watched, smelled, touched and tasted the landscape. Asked for a container of protection, invoking the elemental forces, the plants and animals and my healed ancestors and any ancestors of the country to walk beside me, if they so wished, while I travelled into solitude. As I worked I realised I had to completely unravel myself to work towards becoming whole again. This work is a documentation of those 2 days. During these two days I also recorded the process so you too can experience and learn the art of sensory embodiment of landscape.
Local Artists – Local Content Art Prize 2021 Walk & Talk
When: Saturday 27 March, 10.30 – 11.30am
Featured artists are: Saturday – Anne Harris, Nadia Katt, Aleida van der Hoogte and Richard Muldoon
Free, limited places.
Bookings essential: https://bit.ly/37H6Vry