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posted on 12.12.2021, 21:20 authored by Bala StarrBala Starr, Travis curtin, Mabel Juli, Dominic Kavanagh, Pedro Wonaeamirri, Wukun Wanambi, Yinimala Gumana, Kade McDonald
This e-publication accompanied the exhibition 'One foot on the ground, one foot in the water', including Catherine Bell, Timothy Cook, French & Mottershead, Mabel Juli, Richard Lewer, Sara Morawetz, Michael Needham, Nell, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri and Nawurapu Wununmurra, at La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, from 10 November 2020 to 17 January 2021. The exhibition was curated by Travis Curtin.

The exhibition explored mortality as a state of transition and presented processes of art making as a means of facing death. Paintings, sculptures, installations and sound works by 11 contemporary artists invited audiences to reckon with death and dying as an inherent part of life. The artists invoked experiences of loss, impermanence, transience, remembrance, memorialisation and their own expressions of grief.

The publication includes a foreword by Bala Starr, essays by Travis Curtin, Mabel Juli, Pedro Wonaeamirri and Wukun Wanambi, an interview with Mabel Juli by Dominic Kavanagh and a conversation between Yinimala Gumana and Kade McDonald. It includes a catalogue of works in the exhibition, short artists’ biographies and 62 illustrations (colour).

978-0-6484275-1-3

Funding

Creative Victoria, National Exhibition Touring Scheme (NETS) Exhibition Development Fund 2020

History

Curator

Travis Curtin

Artists

Catherine Bell, Timothy Cook, French & Mottershead, Mabel Juli, Richard Lewer, Sara Morawetz, Michael Needham, Nell, Patrick Freddy Puruntatameri, Nawurapu Wunuŋmurra

Year of publication

2020

Publisher

La Trobe Art Institute, La Trobe University

First Nations content

Knowledge contained in this book originated from the Tiwi people of Goose Creek Country, Marntupuni skin group and of Munupi Country, Miyatini skin group, the Gija people of the Nyawurru skin group, and the Yolŋu people of the Yirritja moiety, Dhalwaŋu clan (Narrkala group). This knowledge is their cultural and intellectual property.