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    about-place / about-face

    Curated by writer and artist, Kevin Wilson, this exhibition takes a very different viewpoint on the concept of ‘natural place’. It works from the assumption that our perspective and understanding of ‘natural place’ is imbued with our own lived experience. In a sense, when we look at a place, we inevitably look in a mirror at ourselves. 

    This exhibition builds upon a unique research project that took place on a 101-hectare forested property in Kin Kin. The property was once home to W. D. Francis, a renowned botanist who served as the second Queensland government botanist in the early 1900s. The project involved 21 First Nations and other artists, geologists, surveyors, farmers, Landcare, and Land for Wildlife officers who participated in embodied traversing interviews on the property. As a result of their collaboration, 21 short films were produced. 

    This exhibition features artwork in response to the exhibition theme of concepts of ‘natural place’ of the artists who took part in the research project. With 16 artists making art, the works range from painting, photography, digital animation, video, sculpture, moving image installation and socially engaged practice. The short films produced by the artists will also be viewable in the exhibition.

    Artists involved are: Kevin Wilson, Simone Eisler, Colin Pennock, Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Joolie Gibbs, Emma Thorp, Mathew Stanton, Melissa Stannard, Kalulah Bird (Luke Barrowcliffe), John Fuller, Karla Pringle, Sharka Bosakova, Katie Harris-MacLeod, Marguerite de Mosa, James Muller and Kane Brunjes (Kabi Kabi).

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    Image credit: Get Lost; Photo: Courtesy of Kevin Wilson

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