Sistas united in sorrow

Maree Clarke and Susan Maco Forrester

Photographic works 2 x 2m x 1.5 m Lambda prints, video work installation, kopi caps, clay, ochre, sand, kangaroo teeth, shells.

 

'Both sides of the street' group exhibition blak dot and counihan galleries Brunswick Victoria Australia October 2016. Both Sides of the Street', a contemporary art exhibition at the Counihan Gallery in Brunswick, Melbourne, sought to capture dialogue between artists from Indigenous backgrounds. Each work is by an Australian-Indigenous artist and an artist from another culture. The exhibition fostered connectedness between the artists in the spirit of spiritual, personal and cultural exchange. 'Sistas united in sorrow was a reflection on the loss of loved ones and some of the objects associated with them. the installation included an Australian Indigenous kopi mourning cap that Maree shared the making of with myself and my sistas as part of the project. This was an intense and truly rewarding experience.

Sista in Sorrow

'Both sides of the street' group exhibition blak dot and Counihan galleries Brunswick Victoria Australia October 2016.

 

photographic work 2m x 1.5 m Lambda print.

 

Concept: Maree Clarke, Susan Maco Forrester, (c). Image: Kimba Thompson, Susan Maco Forrester, (c).

Sistas united in Sorrow 

'Both sides of the street' group exhibition blak dot and Counihan galleries Brunswick Victoria Australia October 2016.

 

photographic works 2 x 2m x 11.5 m Lambda prints.

 

video work installation, kopi caps, clay, ochre, sand, kangaroo teeth, shells.

 

The Kopi skull caps are in the foreground.

 

Concept: Susan Maco Forester and Maree Clarke, (c). Images: Kimba Thompson, Maree Clarke, Susan Maco Forrester, (C).

 

Detail: Kopi cap 

'Both sides of the street' group exhibition blak dot and counihan galleries Brunswick Victoria Australia October 2016.

Installation, kopi cap, clay, ochre, sand, kangaroo teeth, shells.

Design: Asha Forrester.

Detail:

Unzi & Coolamon 

'Both sides of the street' group exhibition blak dot and counihan galleries Brunswick Victoria Australia October 2016.

These are traditional items. The Colomon is carved from wood and made to carry fire in Maree's culture. The Unzi is made from clay and is used to carry coal in Somali culture. Both items are used for smoking ceremonies