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Slow Churn

- curated by Rachel Arndt & Olivia Welch, 2022

9 April to 3 July

Installation view of Slow Churn featuring: Zanny Begg, Yasmin Smith, Lindy Lee and Jody Rallah. Photo: Jim Filmer.

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Elizabeth Willing, Desiccate, 2019-2022, timber, dulce de leche, dimensions variable. Photo: Jim Filmer

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Elizabeth Willing, Kernel, 2019-2022, performance. Photo: Jim Filmer

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Installation view of Slow Churn featuring: Zanny Begg, Yasmin Smith, Lindy Lee and Jody Rallah. Photo: Jim Filmer.

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In the face of a changing climate, global shifts in agriculture and food production and the increased recognition of traditional land management strategies, artists in Slow Churn explored the delicate interactions and interdependencies that exist between us and our natural world. With the immediate needs of humanity at the core of many actions and policies that govern the environment, this exhibition considered the impacts of this human-centric pace by turning to the adaptions and transformations of our insect life, soil, waterways, skyscapes and produce for alternative perspectives.

Slow Churn featured the work of seven artists who explore and destabilise these ideas in varied ways through their respective creative practices. Artists included Zanny Begg. Lindy Lee, Mylyn Nguyen, Jody Rallah, Yasmin Smith, Judy Watson, and Elizabeth Willing.

The Condensery is located within the Somerset region, encompassing the land of the Dungibara, Jinibara, Jagera, Yuggera and Ugarapul peoples, The Condensery acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the lands and waters where we live and work. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and future.

Funding: The Regional Arts Development Fund Is A Partnership Between The Queensland Government and Somerset Regional Council To Support Local Arts And Culture In Regional Queensland. This Project Was Made Possible By The Australian Government’s Regional Arts Fund, Provided Through Regional Arts Australia, Administered In Queensland By Flying Arts Alliance.

Just Beautiful, love it all - Thanks for bringing to Somerset

Wayne, QLD

Very impressive exhibition. Jody Rallah’s work is simply  mindblowing

Emma, Monto, QLD

Refreshing & Educational

Tahni, Brisbane, QLD

PUBLICATION & ASSETS:

 

Goldi were engaged to design the publication, exhibition labels and introduction panel for Slow Churn. The publication included a commissioned Welcome to Country by Uncle Noel ‘Gulla’ Blair and BJ ‘Djini Djini’ Murphy, a foreword by Rachel Arndt, the essay Changing Pace by Olivia Welch, and bios for each artist. The artwork labels included technical and descriptive information, brought to life with quotes from the artists. The introduction panel included a Welcome to Country and an exhibition overview

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COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:

Tuesday 5 to Saturday 9 April 2022: Exhibition Install
Friday 8 April 2022: Slow Churn Opening Event
Saturday 9 April to Sunday 3 July 2022: Exhibition Dates
Saturday 9 April 2022: Launch Public Programs
Saturday 11 to Sunday 12 June 2022: Public Programs - Somerset Celebrates Art

BJ ‘Djini Djini’ Murphy delivering a Welcome to Country. Photo: Jim Filmer

Biri Gubba, Warangu and Yuggera Artist Jody Rallah installing 250 Years (The Coolamon Project), 2019-ongoing. This iteration was installed with the assistance of Jinibara artist and installer Jason Murphy. Photo: Jim Filmer.

Artist Mylyn Nguyen installing the paper scupture The day males and new queens leave, 2022, up the wall of The Condensery.

Artist Mylyn Nguyen installing the paper scupture The day males and new queens leave, 2022, up the wall of The Condensery.

Artist Yasmin Smith with a section of the ceramic installation Terroir, 2020. Photo: Jim Filmer.

Artist Elizabeth Willing installing Desiccate, 2019 - 2022, using locally-sourced timber and dulche de leche (from condensed milk).

Artist Elizabeth Willing installing Desiccate, 2019 - 2022, using locally-sourced timber and dulche de leche (from condensed milk).

Elizabeth Willing, Kernel, 2019-2022, performance. Photo: Jim Filmer

Elizabeth Willing, Kernel, 2019-2022, performance. Photo: Jim Filmer

Elizabeth Willing, Kernel, 2019-2022, performance. Photo: Jim Filmer

After the opening event, Elizabeth Willing returned to transform her opening night performance Kernel into a non-perishable sculpture.

After the opening event, Elizabeth Willing returned to transform her opening night performance Kernel into a non-perishable sculpture.

In-conversation with Slow Churn artists Mylyn Nguyen and Elizabeth Willing, led by curators Rachel Arndt and Olivia Welch.

A themed Creation Station remained a permanent fixture throughout Slow Churn, inviting young people to make a miniature structure inspired by Artist Mylyn Nguyen. Photo: Jim Filmer

Hands-on all ages paper workshop with Slow Churn artist Mylyn Nguyen and local origami artist Makiko Ramsey of Maki’s Art.

Hands-on all ages paper workshop with Slow Churn artist Mylyn Nguyen and local origami artist Makiko Ramsey of Maki’s Art.

Mini basket weaving workshops led by Biri Gubba, Warangu and Yuggera Artist Jody Rallah. Photo: Jim Filmer

Mini basket weaving workshops led by Biri Gubba, Warangu and Yuggera Artist Jody Rallah. Photo: Jim Filmer

Mini basket weaving workshops led by Biri Gubba, Warangu and Yuggera Artist Jody Rallah. Photo: Jim Filmer

Internationally renowned Waanyi Artist Judy Watson in conversation with curator Olivia Welch. Photo: Jim Filmer

Internationally renowned Waanyi Artist Judy Watson in conversation with curator Olivia Welch. Photo: Jim Filmer

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