For some of us, the connection to nature is almost tangible, it influences who we are, how we connect to others and how we connect to ourselves.
Mali marrng Mallee sky by Gail Harradine and Belinda Eckermann gives form to the invisible and unseen personal, familial, community narrative of connection to landscape.
The artists’ first time collaboration merges digital photography, entomological research, electron microscopic imaging and First Nations cultural practices, to explore a shared knowledge and connection to the landscape around Lake Albacutya –Ngalukgutya in Victoria Mallee region. Their alliance manifests in new cultural ways of thinking through practice, in a desire to experiment and entangle these spheres- as they seek a greater understanding of the human experience of connection to Country.
A Horsham Regional Art Gallery exhibition. Curated by Alison Eggleton.
The development of this artwork is supported by the Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund which is provided through Regional Arts Australia, administered by Regional Arts Victoria.
Mali marrng Mallee sky is an official exhibition of PHOTO 2022 International Festival of Photography (photo.org.au), a major biennial of new photography and ideas taking place from 29 April to 22 May in Melbourne and regional Victoria. Responding to the theme Being Human, 123 artists explore the contemporary human condition in 90 exhibitions, alongside a program of talks, tours, workshops and film screenings.
Image: Gail Harradine & Belinda Eckermann, Wotjobaluk Sky lit up for is in Welcome from the series Mali marrng Mallee sky 2021, Inkjet photograph on plywood, Courtesy of the artists.
The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.