4pm – 6pm, Saturday 30 September.
Artist Talk: 4pm – 4:30pm, Saturday 30 September
Exchange is a living process of transformation, like conversations that span across generations. To share and ignite the spirit kept alive between ancient and living relations. Our hearts beat the songs of thousand plus generations, guided in haptic practice,and embedded and encoded in our exchanges.
Jody Rallah explores the Undercurrents of life on Yuggera Djara, the experience of Country and reflective narratives between sky, land and our role as custodians on Country. Immersive and intimate forms, including a woven constellation installation, soundscape and ceramic vessels, provide a sense of connectivity to Country and reflections of place and identity.
Jody Rallah’s work engages with concepts relating to how materials and place are alive, carrying knowledge, narratives, and teachings through generations to evoke experiences of connection and inclusivity. Rallah is a yuggera/yuggerabul – biri/bindal artist from Brisbane and a graduate of the Queensland College of Art.
Rallah works across a variety of creative methodologies including object making, sculptural installation, painting, soundscape and collaborative practices to investigate how the experience of community connection, haptic education and contemporary conditions can influence our relationship with Country and each other. She is conscious of how making with transformative mediums impacts our relationship to the past, present, and future.
Some of Rallah’s current career highlights include, a Welcome to Country public art project at QUT Kelvin Grove campus, a residency undertaken at the Museum of Brisbane and participation in the nationally touring exhibition Drawn by Stones, commissioned by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art.