Munaintyanangku, tunturri. (Always was, always will be)

Illuminate Adelaiderlu Kaurna Miyurna yaitya mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku tampinthi (Illuminate Adelaide acknowledges the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains)

Yaintya yartangka ngadlu tikanthi, kuma tirkanthi, kuma warpulayinthi. (These are the lands we live, learn and work on)

Ngadlurlu Purkarna pukinangku, yalarra, kuma tarrkarritya tampinthi. (We pay our respects to Elders past, present, and emerging)

Translation provided, with thanks, by Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi

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Past Event
Visual Art

Bridget Currie: Message from the meadow

Bridget Currie

31 July

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Sat 31 July, 5pm


ACE Open, Lion Arts Centre, North Terrace


Wheelchair and pram accessible


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The outcome of ACE Open’s inaugural Porter Street Commission, Message from the meadow is an immersive, meditative exploration of how artworks can trigger sensory affect by South Australian artist Bridget Currie.

Across her practice, Currie incorporates sculpture, furniture, film, and sound to explore the representation of abstract states of being, systems of thought and the vitality of life. Inspired by the way Modernist artists sought to represent spiritual states and religious ideas through abstraction, the central concern of Currie’s practice is bringing invisible things — beliefs, emotions and dreams — into the material world.

Message from the meadow is an exhibition alert to both the proximities and boundaries between bodies, objects and space: organic, abstract forms made intuitively by the artist serve as physical koans (things that exist to ask a question), displayed amongst an ecology of bespoke domestic furniture that privileges intimacy and tactility. Currie has also constructed a sonic landscape of sound (ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response) and spoken text (poetry, storytelling and new age guided meditation) to accompany the viewer and assist in short circuiting the logical mind. Alongside this physical grammar of objects, Message from the meadow premieres Currie’s new film, soft insides — a non-linear documentation of pre-language encounters.

Presented by ACE Open.

Image Credit: Bridget Currie, Object for Slugs (2015), digital photograph. Image Courtesy the artist.

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