Presented by Townsville City Galleries
At a time when many are experiencing complex feelings about the frailty of life and future uncertainty, One foot on the ground, one foot in the water turns to the subject of our own mortality.
Eleven contemporary artists present paintings, sculptures, installations and sound works that invoke experiences of loss, impermanence, transience, remembrance, memorialisation and their own expressions of grief. Each artist offers insight into the ways we let go of death, or hold it close, as a continuing living presence in the world.
Artworks and other objects can reflect these kinds of present-absences, allowing the departed to continue to resonate in our memory, and in objects that outlive them. One foot on the ground, one foot in the water is a La Trobe Art Institute exhibition toured by NETS Victoria.
Curated by Travis Curtin. Catherine Bell, Final resting place [detail], 2018-20 100 vessels hand-carved from floral foam, 100 digital photographs, digital photo display installation, dimensions variable Image courtesy of the Artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne Photography: Ian Hill
One Foot On The Ground, One Foot In The Water Commissioned by La Trobe Art Institute and NETS Victoria Supported by Australian Government, Australian Council for the Arts Exhibited at Perc Tucker Regional Gallery