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We reopen today with three brand new exhibitions! 'Tracey Moffatt: Body Remembers' is the first Victorian showing of works from Moffatt's acclaimed Venice Biennale exhibition in 2017. Ten large-scale photographs depict a 1950s maid, played by the artist herself, stranded on an isolated colonial property. Set in a deserted, dreamlike landscape—a kind of nowhere place—the photographs evoke a vexed emotional terrain, one that is imbued with both yearning and mourning, longing and sorrow.
Presented as a companion to 'Body Remembers' is the TarraWarra Museum of Art collection exhibition 'Thought Patterns', including works by Russell Drysdale, Rosalie Gascoigne, Aida Tomescu, William Delafield Cook, Louise Hearman, Charles Blackman and others.
Our third exhibition comes from Yindjibarndi woman and artist Katie West, who asks visitors to reflect on their connection to the natural environment through a multisensory installation that weaves together natural dyeing, meditation and a reading space. 'Katie West: Clearing' has been commissioned by TarraWarra Museum of Art as part of ART+CLIMATE=CHANGE 2019—a socially-engaged festival of exhibitions, theatre works, keynote lectures, events and artist talks considering climate change impacts and the challenges and opportunities arising from climate change.
Catch these three exhibitions from today until 19 May 2019, see twma.com.au for more.
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Images: Tracey Moffatt, ‘Spanish Window’ from the series ‘Body Remembers’ 2017, Collection of Neil Balnaves AO, Courtesy of the artist and Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery; William Delafield Cook, 'A Haystack' 1978, TarraWarra Museum of Art collection, Gift of Eva Besen and Marc Besen AO 2001; Katie West, 'muhlu garrwarn / cool time hot time' 2017, installation view, VCA Graduate Exhibition, 2017, Photo: Lucia Rossi, Courtesy of the artist.