ARTISTS: Lowell Hunter I Tarryn Love I Kelsey Love
Provenance Wines Fyansford Exhibition
Saltwater Healing is an impressive group exhibition following the cultural journey’s and artistic practice of sand artist, Lowell Hunter a Saltwater man Nyul Nyul and Bardi man and sisters Tarryn and Kelsey Love, proud Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong women from South-West Victoria. Their work is deeply connected to the cultural significance of the ocean and the power of healing that comes from Saltwater.
Lowell grew up on theGunditjmara Country in Warrnambool, his connection to his culture is emotively expressed through his work. Lowell creates sand art using only his feet, creating breathtaking artwork through traditional dance. He calves these impressive formations on Saltwater country, creating stories through the same foot movements practised by his ancestors before him. The scale of Lowell’s work is beyond comprehension, his works stretch in length from 40 – 100 metres long and are dynamically captured via an aerial drone.
Tarryn and Kelsey Love are proud Gunditjmara Keerray Woorroong women and sisters, their multi-disciplinary work is deeply connected to their culture and their identity. Saltwater and water strongly influence their work, they take the natural environment that surrounds us and richly interpret this through stunning artwork capturing their connection to Country and family. Both sisters share a passion for their traditional language and showcase their dialect by titling their works to in Keerray Woorroong language.
In the Saltwater Healing exhibition, Tarryn and Lowell together have created an impressive collaborative artwork, titled Whale Dreaming. Tarryn impressively interprets the beauty and true meaning of Saltwater Healing through natural shapes and flowing designs, both in the foreground and shoreline of the Whale Dreaming piece. Together these two artists have created a stunning tribute to the significance of the Whale / Koontapool to both their cultures.
Acknowledgment of Wadawurrung People and Country
This event will be held on Wadawurrung land and we pay our respects to all Elders; past, present and emerging, whom without them and their contribution, this exhibition and opening would not be possible. We Acknowledge that their Ancestors nurtured and cared for Wadawurrung Country for tens of thousands of years and we will continue to honour and respect this relationship to our Traditional Owners.