“When making, lighting and carrying my leewurre, I am provided with that strong connection to my Ancestors, Country and Creation. It is through this Ancestral practice of Ceremony and prayer, of healing people and Country, that I light my way in this life and continually forever in spirit on trawlwoolway Country, where I belong. “ Fire and smoke illuminate Dave’s path and evoke a sense a connection across time and space. This image is part of an ongoing collaborative project to visually interpret Dave’s connection to his Country, Culture and Community.
This image created as a collaboration between Dave Mangenner Gough and I was awarded a Highly Commended recognition by the 2018 judging panel of the Bay of Fires Art Prize, we received great feedback about how they engaged with this images and understood our intent, they offered us encouragement to go on and explore the concepts further and present more work in the future.
The exhibition is open at Tidal Waters Resort in St Helens, Tasmania for the rest of the month.