03 Jul 2 Share
WARNING: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander viewers are warned that the following material may contain images and voices of deceased persons.
“2SHARE” BY KATRINA ELLIOTT
Exhibition Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum
Presenting a selection of photographs by local artist Katrina Elliott.
“Working with the local indigenous families, I found I really had no idea about their culture. The more I learnt the more I wanted to know and the more I understood about the past the more I wanted to share. 2Share is a series of ongoing works, working together 2Share and to move forward.
6 Photographic Prints
Frame Size 11×14”
To Share – Knowledge, Beliefs, Culture, Similarities, Differences, Laughter, Friendships.
Working with the local indigenous people, I found I really had no idea about there culture. The more I learnt the hungrier I got and the more I understood about the past the more I wanted to share. 2Share is an ongoing works. Working together 2Share and to move forward.
Series of 3 Photographic Prints
Frame size 24×32”
These images are all compiled using multiple images placed on top of each other. The overlapping of images in I & II are portraying the unity with the land, a sense of belonging. III has a little humour with the oversized bird print on the road and the road sign being slightly in correct.
Series of 3 Canvas Prints 12×18”
Goanna, Ibis & Eagle
The Animal Dance was inspired by a talented Aboriginal Dancer Sermsah Bin Saad (A Contestant in So You Think You Can Dance). He graciously accepted to dance for me while he was visiting Gladstone in May. The images are taken at the salt flats on the outskirts of Gladstone. Watching him dance and how his body and the earth seemed to just merge was just incredible almost indescribable. (I nearly forgot to take photos) Having to narrow the hundreds of images down to three evolved images that rendered his animal like movements but in a still medium. The bold colouring was inspired by his youthful, strong vision for the future.