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Sonja Carmichael & Elisa Jane Carmichael — Dabiyil Bajara (Water Footprints)
Thu 30 June 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sun July 24, 2022
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until Sun July 24, 2022
One event on Fri July 8, 2022 at 4:30 pm
Sonja Carmichael & Elisa Jane Carmichael — Dabiyil Bajara (Water Footprints) at Tanks Arts Centre
Dabiyil Bajara (Water Footprints) is a series of large-scale immersive cyanotypes, woven sculptures, stories of water over deep time by Quandamooka artists and mother daughter duo Sonja Carmichael and Elisa Jane Carmichael.
The duo have created works honouring the sacred waters of Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island); symbolic of contemporary caring for Country, nurturing and healing, and connection to all living things. Inspired by walking on Country, pockets of water traces in soft sands and the reflections of glistening pools are captured when Yalingbila (humpback whales) surface from the deep seas. Yalingbila have survived the whaling industry and station on Mulgumpin (Moreton Island), are a metaphor of resilience and are symbolic of ancestors’ footprints deeply embedded in Country.
Come to the exhibition launch, enjoy the CIAF Fashion Performance on the Friday and return for a Saturday morning workshop with the artists.
LAUNCH: 4:30pm Friday 8 July
EXHIBITION RUNS: 25th June till 24th July
VENUE: Tank 4
WORKSHOP: 10am -12pm Saturday 9 July – FREE (booking essential): firstname.lastname@example.org
Image caption: Sonja Carmichael and Elisa Jane Carmichael, Dabiyil Bajara – Deranji (Healing Rock) (detail), 2021, cyanotype on cotton approx. 5.5m x 2.8m.
Technical assistance: Renata Buziak.
Photo: Emma Buswell. Courtesy of the artists, Fremantle Art Centre and Onespace Gallery.