Sep 24 2021
Artist, Kate Gorringe-Smith’s, Overwintering Project will be featured at the South Australian Musum for the first time as part of Adelaide’s Nature Festival 2021. The exhibition opens on Friday 24th September and ends with the Museum’s November Night Lab event on Sunday 14th November.
It is such a wonderful opportunity to have the Overwintering Project Print Portfolio at the SA Museum, as Adelaide is home to Australia’s only International Shorebird Sanctuary. In addition to the Adelaide International Bird Sanctuary National Park – Winaityinaityi Pangkara, South Australia has significant migratory shorebird habitat throughout the State, including six Ramsar sites. The exhibition will provide a great opportunity to focus on the importance of these wetlands and the role they play in our international ecology.
At this stage, Kate is unsure just how many of the prints can be accommodated, but as many as possible will be on display along the main foyer wall and also in the learning space on the 2nd floor, adjacent to the Biodiversity Gallery.
It is a very exciting step for the Overwintering Project Print Portfolio to be exhibited in a state institution, and Kate would like to thank Tim Gilchrist and Maya Penck from the SAM, SA shorebird heroes Maureen Christie and Tony Flaherty, and Julia Wakefield and the other Bittondi members for helping to make this happen!
Works by Julia Wakefield and Joanne Mildenhall, and Mary Pulford’s The Overwintering Project: Six Degrees will also be on exhibition in the Museum during the Nature Festival of South Australia, 24 September – 4 October 2021.
Top left: Julia Wakefield, 2021, Fragile (Nine Days), water-based relief printing on tissue paper, collaged on organza silk with archival glue, Tasmanian Oak, leather, brass screws, steel staples (detail). Top right: Mary Pulford, 2021, The Overwintering Project: Six Degrees, installation of originally printed and posted postcards, size variable. Bottom: Joanne Mildenhall, 2021, The Invisible/Visible Threads of Connection, multi-media, dimensions variable (detail).
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