One foot on the ground, one foot in the water

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At a time when many are experiencing complex feelings about the frailty of life and future uncertainty, this exhibition explores the subject of mortality and the inseparable link between life and death.

The exhibition presents paintings, sculptures, installations and sound works, that challenge us to reckon with death and dying as an inherent part of life, invoking experiences of loss, impermanence, transience, remembrance, memorialisation and varied expressions of grief.

One foot on the ground, one foot in the water is a La Trobe Art Institute exhibition toured by NETS Victoria. Curated by Travis Curtin.

The exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. 

Image: Timothy Cook, Kulama 2013. natural earth pigments on linen. 200 × 220 cm.  

Courtesy of the artist, Jilamara Arts and Crafts Association, Milikapiti, and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne. Photographer: Ian Hill

This event is part of the Lake Macquaire Dobell Festival in June 2022. For a full list of festival event please visit Lake Macquarie Dobell Festival 2022


Media release(PDF, 324KB)

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  • Saturday, 14 May 2022 | 09:00 AM - Sunday, 10 July 2022 | 03:00 PM


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