By Anita Holtsclaw

Presented by Metro Arts

Exploring concepts of recollection, memory, simulation, Littoralis creates a personal journey through the landscape into a grove of sheoaks.

Using digitsed 16mm film, this installation offers an expanded field of vision for the viewer to navigate, creating a personal connection to the sheoak tree in the coastal ecosystem.

From their roots deeply embedded into the sand to the whistling of the wind through their fronds, Littoralis explores concepts of recollection, memory, simulation, and sight engendered by the framing of the coastal landscape.


 Fri 8 – Sat 30 Apr

Fri 8 Apr, 6 – 8pm


Gallery Two
Metro Arts, West End


Sun 20 Mar – Thur 7 Apr  CLOSED
Fri 8 Apr 
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Sat 9 Apr 
9:00am – 8:00pm
Sun 10 Apr  CLOSED
Mon 11 Apr  CLOSED
Tue 12 Apr 
8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 13 Apr 
8:30am – 5:00pm
Thu 14 Apr 
8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri 15 – Mon 18 Apr  CLOSED
Tue 19 Apr
 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 20 Apr 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thu 21 Apr 8:30am – 8:30pm
Fri 22 Apr 8:30am – 8:30pm
Sat 23 Apr 9:00am – 8:00pm
Sun 24 Apr  CLOSED
Mon 25 Apr  CLOSED
Tue 26 Apr 
8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 27 Apr 
8:30am – 5:00pm
Thu 28 Apr 
8:30am – 8:30pm
Fri 29 Apr 
8:30am – 8:30pm
Sat 30 Apr 
9:00am – 8:00pm

Image Credit: Littoralis (Film Still) by Anita Holtsclaw, 2021. Image courtesy of the artist.


Anita Holtsclaw grew up on the volcanic shores of Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai country. Her works explore our relationship to the poetic coastal landscape. Embracing the emotive qualities of moving-image media and sound, she creates embodied works that offer an expanded field of vision for the viewer to navigate. Her artwork is conceived and made on the unceeded lands and flowing waters of the Yuggera, Jagera, Turrbal, Yugambeh, Quandamooka, Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai people where Anita lives and swims.

Holtsclaw’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally at respected venues including: the Museum of Brisbane 2022, CARPARK Gallery, Brisbane, 2021; Citè International des Arts, Paris, 2017; The Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane 2015; The Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, 2013-14; Bus Projects, Melbourne, 2012. She has undertaken international residencies at: No.w.here Lab, London; Citè International des Arts, Paris; and Café Tissardmine, Morocco.


This project is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.


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