Curated by Kat Clarke
Cemeteries play an intriguing role in society, reminding us of the passage of life and subsequent death. This mortality is something that has plagued humans for centuries, given the uncertainty that comes with death and dying. Curated by Wotjobaluk curator Kat Clarke, Say it with Flowers is a site-responsive exhibition at Ballarat General Cemetery. Responding to memory, mortality, longing and community, the exhibition is a meditation on the significance of flowers and land within the framework of nostalgia and memory.
Connecting works of art to the idea of community, Say it with Flowers provides a synergy between the exploration of memory, nostalgia and rituals and the emotionally and historically charged site. Flowers represent a potent symbol of life and death, reminding one of both celebration and decay. While acknowledging the sensitive nature of the site, the exhibition aims to challenge the idea of the cemetery as a dormant space and demystify it as one for reflection and contemplation on the transience and impermanence of life.
Featuring Pat Brassington (AUS), Maree Clarke (AUS), Derrick Duan (AUS), Eva Fernandez (AUS), Snehargho Ghosh (IND), James Henry (AUS), Pieter Hugo (ZAF), Pia Johnson (AUS), Rebecca Memoli (US), Luis Mora (COL), Jon Paley (AUS), Pitcha Makin Fellas (AUS), Nusra Latif Qureshi (PAK), Anthony Scibelli (AUS), Michael Jalaru Torres (AUS) and Arabelle Zhuang (SGP).
Say it with Flowers
- Say it with Flowers
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm