Rhythms of the Earth and Where Lakes Once Had Water

TarraWarra Museum of Art presents two combined exhibitions that focus on the dynamic restlessness of the Earth: 'Rhythms of the Earth', featuring works selected from the Museum’s permanent collection, together with 'Where Lakes Once Had Water' by Melbourne artists Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, featuring a series of conceptual video, sound and sculptural works.

Earth encompasses terrain, flora, fauna, geology and climate. It is a cosmological concept, one that reaches to the sky and deep beneath the ground. For First Nations people, the earth guides and informs culture.

The Earth has its rhythms—albeit irregular and at times volatile—as do the myriad visual productions made in response to this dynamic restlessness. Artistic interpretations of our landscapes have arguably been the most persistent form of artmaking in Australia.

You'll be captivated by these two exhibitions, amongst the spacious and breathtaking surrounds of TarraWarra, on Wurundjeri Country.

'Rhythms of the Earth' includes works by Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri, Angelina Pwerle, Judy Watson, Fred Williams, John Olsen, Mandy Martin, Brett Whiteley, Arthur Boyd, Godfrey Miller, Russell Drysdale, Robert Juniper and Jeffrey Smart.

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