my mother is water, my father is wood – Courtney Pedersen
EXHIBITION DATES: 9 APRIL – 29 APRIL 2011
OPENING: FRIDAY 8 APRIL 6pm
ARTIST TALKS: SATURDAY 9 APRIL, SATURDAY 16 APRIL 2pm
Courtney Pedersen Copenhagen Canal, 2005. Image courtesy the artist.
About the exhibition
my mother is water, my father is wood is an assemblage of materials collected over six years of research into the Scandinavian history of Queensland. Images, documents and artefacts, collected as objects of history, collapse into a personal story of longing. An elemental visual language of wood and water is proposed for the triangulation of family history with the political and the aesthetic.
This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.