The Country Within

Shown at the new Belltower Gallery, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Mandy Quadrio’s solo exhibition The Country Within 2019, expresses her connectedness to place through the materiality of bull kelp, a natural, sea-dwelling plant that inhabits the coastal shorelines of Tasmania. The strong, cellular, intact membrane of bull kelp embodies memories and lived experiences of her palawa people and Country.

The Country Within

2019

Bull kelp, ochre, ti tree, gun belt, river reed, beeswax

Image:  Carl Warner