The Country Within
The Country Within 2019
Bull kelp, tea tree spear, ochre, bullet belt
Institute of Modern Art, Belltower Gallery, Brisbane
Images: Carl Warner
The Country Within celebrates a rich history of materiality that expresses my connectedness to place and Country. As an enduring object of Palawa material culture, the bull kelp that inhabits the coastal shorelines of Lutriwita / Tasmania, embodies memories, stories and lived experiences of my Palawa ancestors and signifies cultural resilience and ongoing Palawa presence.