COLOURS OF COUNTRY – A journey through seasons and nature
This exhibition features the work of local artist, tropical plant specialist and environmental educator Emma Lupin. A journey of reading, listening to and being enveloped by the Top End natural landscapes is documented through beautiful works on paper. Emma has embarked on an experimental art practice of body print and ink making exploring the intertwined relationships of humans and the diverse natural world that they are part of.
The natural inks are a distillation of our surrounding, a sample of some of the plants that allow us to breath, their marks and stains are a mark of how we collect and connect and interact with place, the prints of the skin and the prints of other skin merges the lines between our species and others.
The foraging and connecting through print is part of the art itself, by happy accident something beautiful is formed. The works on paper are in many ways ephemeral, being slightly eaten by insects in our tropical homes and the plant inks changing over time. This in itself questions our view towards the importance of archiving indefinitely, when we know nothing is forever. We ourselves change over time and fade, as does everything in existence.
Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell with cold or flu symptoms.