Judy Watson

Judy Watson

#nerung ballun (奈蕴河),淡水,咸水

黄金海岸,澳大利亚

Judy Watson’s artwork nerung ballun (Nerang River), freshwater, saltwater tells a story of Country and culture that maps out new connections between the Gold Coast region and its enduring First Nations narratives. Located within the public parklands of the Gold Coast’s HOTA, Home of the Arts, the highly symbolic installation includes a series of sculptural elements intertwined together along a journeying pathway that takes on the form of the nearby Nerang River.

Four weathered bisalloy eagle feathers featured within the installation form a sheltered and protective space which sits alongside two distinct, sculptural basket forms. Developed in collaboration with Quandamooka artists Elisa Jane Carmichael and Libby Harward, these basket or dilly bag-like sculptures combine contemporary and traditional regional weaves in testament to the continuity and survival of Indigenous cultural practices.

The pathway that intertwines these individual sculptures expands on these narratives of continuity, taking visitors on a journey throughout the installation. Fabricated from Nerang river concrete with an aggregate mix of shells and jasper stone, the pathway and its integrated components pull together vast conceptual links that stretch from the land to the sky, including ancient Aboriginal sites and camping places, to the Milky Way and the phosphorescence and bioluminescence that occurs within the saltwater environment offshore.

Beautiful, reflective, meditative and educative, nerung ballun (Nerang River), freshwater, saltwater creates a shared space for understanding and learning that alerts the transiting public to the indelible Aboriginal culture that lies within the ground and in the air throughout our shared Country.

澳大利亚土著艺术家Judy Watson的作品“nerung ballun(奈蕴河),淡水,咸水”讲述了一个国家和文化的故事,映射出澳大利亚黄金海岸地区和其原住民之间的新联系。这个具有高度象征性的艺术装置位于黄金海岸HOTA(Home of the Arts艺术之家)的公共公园内,作品包括一系列的雕塑元素,沿着一条以附近的奈蕴河为原型的人行步道交织而成。
装置中的四根风化的双合金老鹰羽毛形成了一个庇护和保护的空间,与两个独特的篮子雕塑比邻。这些篮子和传统土著编织袋式的雕塑是与昆达穆卡艺术家Elisa Jane Carmichael和Libby Harward合作开发的,它们结合了当代和传统编织工艺,见证了土著文化习俗的延续。
承载着这些雕塑的步道扩展了叙事的连续性,观者仿佛在整个装置中进行了一场旅行。这条路是由奈蕴河中的贝壳和碧玉石混合材料制成的混凝土组成,它将巨大的概念串联,从陆地延伸到天空,包括古老的原住民遗址和露营场所,以及银河和在盐水环境中出现的磷光和生物发光现象。
美丽、反思、冥想和教育,作品《nerung ballun(奈蕴河)、淡水、咸水》创造了一个理解和学习的共享空间,提醒经过的人们,在澳大利亚的地面和空气里,不可磨灭的土著文化始终存在着。
“过去活在我们的心中。由澳大利亚及国际收藏的祖先们的编织袋和篮子,今天通过它们的记忆线与我们互为交织,与当代原住民艺术家的作品相联,在这件作品里是艺术家Libby Harward和Elisa Jane Carmichael得以体现。雕塑元素代表了原住民如何延续和生存,鹰的羽毛为我们提供了庇护和保护,嵌在河道中的贝壳和石头带我们踏上旅程。我们聆听前人的声音,并跟随他们走向我们的未来。” —— 艺术家Judy Watson 2021

Judy Watson, 2021

Image Credit: Rachel See

#服务商

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#项目概况

创意者

Judy Watson

艺术品名

nerung ballun (奈蕴河),淡水,咸水

业主

HOTA (Home of the Arts)

年份

2020

位置

黄金海岸,澳大利亚

制作

UAP

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