Margaret Barnett, Lawrence English and Al Sims
13 July to 20 August 2017
The tiny town of Burketown was buzzing with an influx of visitors.
If you had a boat you would be fishing for barramundi. If you had a glider you were there for The Morning Glory.
The Morning Glory is a spectacular phenomenon that brings international visitors each year because Burketown is the only place in the world where you can have a chance of experiencing this wonderful thing.
If you had come by glider you would be out at the airfield by at least 5 am preparing to take off as soon as there is a hint of THE CLOUD.
If you are ‘just there’ you woke with the buzz of the pilots and helpers going, you also got up, gathered the water bottles, cheese and biscuits and drove out of town towards the open savannah.
Marg Barnett saw the images that Al Sim had taken of the Morning Glory and decided she’d like to transfer the images to fabric with Contemporary Shibori techniques.
Lawrence English joined the ‘team’ after he was approached to compose a surround sound sonic space for the installation.
Barnett, Sim and English are Queensland Artists, with international reputations in their respective fields.
Four years of planning has produced an installation where the videos are on the walls and the textiles hang across the space and electronic sounds represent the surreal atmosphere of the Morning Glory cloud experience.
Walk into this installation with the grey cloud over your head, imagine you are on the mud flats and surrounded by the colour and shapes of the Gulf Savannah.
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