Elemental brings together seven First Nations artists each working with the base elements of Water, Fire, Air and Earth as inspiration, material, process and subject. These elemental forces are deeply entwined with expressions of Country and have been expertly applied as methods of making, processes of transformation, material for creation as well as a means of healing both ourselves and the land we are connected to. With links to the 2021 NAIDOC theme of Heal Country!, this show presents the omnipresent ways in which the elements of the land shape and influence every stage of the creation process, inherently capturing these forces in all their power and beauty.
Curated by Larrakia, Wardaman and Karajarri artist Jenna Lee.
This exhibition is presented as part of the 2021 NAIDOC Week program, 4 - 11 July. NAIDOC week celebrates the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. This year’s theme – Heal Country! – calls for stronger measures to recognise, protect, and maintain all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and heritage.