Overview, Images
Kat Clarke, Wimmera Sunset, digital image, 15 x 20cm. Courtesy the artist.

Sacred Light: in the shadows of the land

Kat Clarke, Adam Sutardy, Stevie Graymore, Hollie Johnson, Yaraan Bundle

23 Feb–12 Mar 2022

Sacred Light: in the shadows of the land has been postponed and will be rescheduled as part of Blindside's 2022 program.

Curated by Wotjobaluk writer, artist and curator Kat Clarke ‘Sacred Light: in the shadows of the land’ is a First Nations exhibition exploring the power of light and darkness and how sacred and ceremonial light including the light within, guides us and our senses.

Light and darkness have always been beacons for spiritual intuition to emerge. It is a part of both day and night where the shadows of the land sing out to connect us. As a balance in the universe, it is most important to allow our senses to waken and be aware, for we cannot have light and darkness without good and evil.

Sacred light such as firelight protects us and keeps us safe from the muki’s that shapeshift through the land and provides guidance. It is in our stories, the dreaming, through dance, song, and art. It is there within the fire itself and the tools we use to make it burn with a heartbeat so that within us forms connection up from the earth of our ancestral roots. And as caretakers we listen and observe, for if we are not listening then we are not really seeing. It’s time to wake up.

STORIES OF THE NIGHT | Conversation with Kat Clarke

Date to be announced

You are invited to be part of a conversation with the curator of Sacred Light: in the shadows of the land. Limited seating will be provided but you are encouraged to bring a floor cushion to sit on.

While all are welcome to attend, places are strictly limited in line with current COVID-safe restrictions.

Please register your attendance here.

Onsite, Exhibition, Publication, First Nations Project
Overview

Curated by Wotjobaluk writer, artist and curator Kat Clarke ‘Sacred Light: in the shadows of the land’ is a First Nations exhibition exploring the power of light and darkness and how sacred and ceremonial light including the light within, guides us and our senses.

Opening: 22 Jul 2021, 8am–10am

This program takes place on the land of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation. We recognise that sovereignty was never ceded - this land is stolen land. We pay respects to Wurundjeri Elders, past, present and emerging, to the Elders from other communities and to any other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders who might encounter or participate in the program.

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