Lockdowns have paused live performance, but that hasn’t stopped the City of Melbourne from helping the arts scene. The Flash Forward program has commissioned and linked 40 music acts with 40 contemporary visual artists, who will bring their work to 40 Melbourne laneways.
Born 1962, Wurundjeri/Boon Wurrung Country, Narrm. Lives and works between Gadigal Country, Sydney and Jerrinja Country, Currarong, NSW. Her practice encompasses collage, installation, event and performance. Projects are often collaborative and concerned with lineages of representation, politics and history. Some projects originate as political practices, others are picked up by cultural institutions.
“Climate catastrophe is upon us. And yet, here we are, so far down the wrong road. Trumpeting a gas-led recovery. Watching wildlife disappear, forever. Still stealing stolen lands. Letting liars lie. Is it possible to imagine a way away from this precipice” Deborah Kelly
The approach to this gorgeous 100% Wood House began with uniting a timeless material with advanced technological construction. From the frame to the structural columns, to the platforms and façade, pieces were carefully prepared locally off-site before being seamlessly assembled onsite. Timber planks were digitally cut before lining the façade walls, and chestnut trunks that inform the column structures were prepared in a sawmill ten kilometres away before being installed on site. All of these were also purposely left untreated, adding another layer of life and narrative to the patchwork of different timber textures.
“I made this pot because I saw the fires on television and was sad. I was feeling lonely because all of the houses were burning and the animals, some died” Judith Inkamala joined the Hermannsburg Potters group in 1993 and immediately displayed a great aptitude for working with clay and underglaze decoration. Her pots reflect a predisposition for balanced, symmetrical objects, and reveal an accomplished hand in the craftsmanship. Judith is a senior member of the Hermannsburg Potters, and is an inspiring and respected cultural leader for her enduring commitment to the group and her community.