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One foot on the ground, one foot in the water (Installation photography)

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posted on 05.10.2021, 23:28 authored by La Trobe Art InstituteLa Trobe Art Institute, Ian Hill
These photographs taken by Ian Hill, document 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.

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 exhibition 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.