Briagolong-based Louisa Waters explores the intersection of history and landscape in her new exhibition Erasure. As a PhD candidate with Charles Sturt University in the Faculty of Arts and Education, Waters has produced this work as part of her current studies.
In a powerful tapestry of social and cultural history, Waters examines ideas of trace, ruin, archive, ecology, and empire, with a focus on narratives of fire.
Drawing on a range of materials including drawing, photography, print, and film, this timely exhibition reframes traditional depictions of fire through scientific, historical and political concerns.
Waters states “these concerns are all the more pervasive in the current age of the Anthropocene – where human interventions on global landscapes impact the tenuous ecologies that we are so dependent on.”
The exhibition will be on display from 7 December 2019 until 2 February 2020, and entry is free.
Louisa Waters would like to thank Wayne Thorpe Gunnai Custodian, story teller, linguist and teacher, whose lessons and conversations contributed significantly to this research and artistic project.
The artist would like to respectfully acknowledge the Ancestors of the country and the Custodians of the lands that she lives on, the Brayukaloong people of the Gunaikurnai nation and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.