Event held on July 17

Conversation Space with Artist Anna-Wili Highfield

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Event runs from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Join exhibiting artist Anna- Wili Highfield and speaks about her new exhibition Mating Dance. Learn about Anna-Wili’s processes in engineering a moment of contact with nature, in a way that emphasises similarities of human and animal forms and consciousness through installation and materials. This informative chat will bring these artworks to life as well as give insight into Anna- Wili Highfields the incredible career thus far. Free event. Bookings advised. Glasshouse Regional Gallery Presents: Mating Dance Mating Dance by Anna-Wili Highfield is an installation of courtship formations. The sculptures are an homage to the Brolga - Australia's principal dancing bird. Suspended like marionettes, the birds are sewn from waxed cotton and have stopped mid-ballet. They gesture call, response and mimicry. Composer and Musician, Bree Van Ryke has created an accompanying sound work. Bree’s piece will intermittently shock the dancing birds, with music inspired by the Brolga’s bold honking. This sacred bird has forever inspired stories and dance from Australia’s First Nations people, who in shared spirit see and feel it. Anna-Wili’s aim is to engineer a moment of contact with nature, in a way that emphasises similarity of form and consciousness shared by both humans and animals.