EXHIBITIONS: WATERMARKS - PAUL HARMON
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Mar 2019 | 9.00am - 4.30pm
In WaterMarks, artist Paul Harmon uses up to 150 individual drone captures which he stitches together to create each of the 10 large scale images in the series. Shot along the drought-affected and controversially managed Murray-Darling basin of NSW, WaterMarks examines the tensions that exist between the aesthetic visible from the air and the ugly reality on the ground … where an extraordinary beauty hides ugly truths of stolen lands, stolen water, inappropriate land use and environmental degradation.
Made with the support of the First Nations over whose country he shot, WaterMarks documents a severe and majestic beauty created by water and the results of man’s often disastrous attempts to utilize it. “I hope the hard truths that underlie these works add something to the current debates about the preciousness of water, the cultural significance of country and the declining health of Australia’s Murray-Darling river systems and landscapes.”
Made with the support of the Barkandji, Ngemba, Euahlayi and Wayilwan Nations
Image credit: Paul Harmon, Barkndji Country 2 (detail)
Duration9-5pm on weekdays
Phone02 8711 7123
EXHIBITIONS: JUMAADI: BRING ME BACK MY BODY AND I WILL RETURN YOUR SOUL
12 Jan 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
9.00am - 4.30pm
Indonesian-Australian artist Jumaadi presents video works that draw on childhood memory and traditional Indonesian shadow-puppet theatre called Wayang Kulit.