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Here we can recall with our senses that this is a world that emerges through reciprocity – the infinite instances of chemical exchange and dialogue between plants, animals, microbes, natural elements and phenomena. Naturally dyed fabrics carrying the colour and scent of country create a space in both the landscape and political climate where it is easy to forget our place in the complex system that sustains life on this planet. This is the setting for meditation, reading, listening, and conversation – where we can come together to consider a global outlook that is grounded in Wurundjeri country and the bioregion within which TarraWarra Museum of Art is situated. This exhibition was commissioned by TarraWarra Museum of Art as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019.

Clearing
23 March - 19 May 2019
TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healesville, VIC
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Images: Andrew Curtis

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Suspended fabric: silk dyed with eucalyptus and wattles collected from area around Maroondah Dam.

Cushions: silk dyed with eucalyptus leaves and bark; muslin dyed with puff ball fungus; calico dyed with eucalyptus leaves and bark and puff ball fungus; all filled with wool and cotton wadding.

Texts by Kerry Arabena, Bruce Pascoe, Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin, and Uncle David Wandin in partnership with Yarra Ranges Council, Dixon’s Creek Primary School, Ralph Hume, Victor Steffensen and Brett Ellis.

Sound work: composed by Simon Charles with spoken score by Katie West, duration 00:13:00.