With thunder-stroke and rain

Artbank Sydney
222 Young Street Waterloo, NSW
5 March 2020 – 27 March 2020
Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm

Image: Tina Havelock Stevens, Thunderhead, 2016, High definition digital video, 17:37mins.

This exhibition centres around artistic expressions of lightning. Lightning is a particularly rich motif that is present in many historical times and cultures. The centrepieces of the exhibition features two significant works by Noᶇgirrᶇa Marawili entitled Baratjala, a place connected to the sacred lightning snake.

These works were acquired by Artbank in 2019 and represent lightning as a generative yet violent force. The gallery is turned into a theatrical and narrative exhibition space of clouds, flashes, and thunder rolls. It provides an experience, through Australian contemporary art, of the power of nature and the inspirational spark of creativity.

Featured artists

Noᶇgirrᶇa Marawili, Roy Ananda, Bininuwuy, Tony Curran, Marley Dawson, Mira Gojak, Newell Harry, Tina Havelock Stevens, Louise Hearman, George Howlett, Lisa Jones, Peter Mondjingu, Joyita Namulu, Anne Neil and Jimmy Njiminjuma.

More information

Phone: 1800 251 651
Email: enquiries@artbank.gov.au

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