Time Out says
Discover Australia's weather through the knowledge of our First Nations artists
The weather has long been the go-to topic, especially in Melbourne (talk about four seasons in one day, am I right?). The weather is more than just small talk, however – it is intrinsically linked to the climate and the environment.
Big Weather is a new exhibition coming to the NGV Ian Potter Centre in October 2020 that explores Australia's weather – and specifically the knowledge, stories and perspectives on the weather as told by First Nations artists. The exhibition showcases works from Indigenous artists that are related to the weather, including representations of ancestral rain, hail and storm spirits; works exploring climate change-induced extreme weather events; and the place of animals and how they're affected by the environment and weather.
More than 75 artists will be represented in Big Weather, including artistic greats Albert Namatjira and Emily Kam Kngwarreye. Painting, weaving, sculpture, photography and film will feature, with a number of new works also being commissioned. Yorta Yorta artist Treahna Hamm will create a pair of possum skin cloaks with designs that reflect on climate change and cultural fire stories, while Yorta Yorta/Taungurung artist Donna Blackall has been commissioned to create woven shields referencing the environment of the Kulin Nation (the lands on which Melbourne was built).
Big Weather is set to open at the Ian Potter Centre on March 12, 2021.
|Venue name:||The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia|
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