Larger-than-life images of Aboriginal women projected onto the Australian Museum
If you’re lucky enough to be in Sydney on Tuesday November 19 (and yes, we do mean LUCKY), then be sure to get along to the opening of born in darkness before dawn, 2013, a projection artwork by Nicole Foreshew in which larger-than-life images of an Aboriginal woman draped in cloth will be projected onto the 20-metre façade of the Australian Museum as part of City Art, The City of Sydney’s public art program.
It’s a celebration of Sydney’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history and culture and is part of bigger City of Sydney initiative – the Eora Journey Recognition in the Public Domain – which recognises the ‘living culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Sydney’ through public art.
So what to expect?
Well, ‘the blank, windowless wall of the Australian Museum on William Street in Sydney, will be transformed by stills inspired from an original video work, belong to all yet to none, 2012, by Sydney-based Wiradjuri artist Nicole Foreshew. The work explores the Aboriginal concept of place, tracing personal histories and connections to communities and features a woman draped in cloth imbued with traces of mineral and plant specimens’.
Place Projections by Nicole Foreshew will be officially launched on Tuesday 19 November from 7:00pm – 8:30pm at Cook & Phillip Park, corner of William and College Streets, Sydney. The launch will be attended by the Lord Mayor Clover Moore, the artist Nicole Foreshew and Hetti Perkins, the Curatorial Advisor Eora Journey and is open to the public.
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