Brianna Speight, “Body Writing”
5th – 28th April
Body Writing is an exploration of personal lineage and female representation through surreal and absurd performative photography. Imaginatively staged scenes are embedded with references to the Limestone Coast of South Australia; a place which holds significance to the artists matrilineal histories.
Intrigued by generational inheritance and desire to know of past lives, Brianna spent a month in the Mount Gambier / Boandik region immersing herself in photographs from the family album, archived letters, oral histories, visits to old family homes and sites seen in photographs and analysing cultural texts. Her personal discoveries are interpreted and presented within this series of photographs Body Writing.
Linda Marie Walker, a writer, curator and artist based in Mount Gambier has written an exhibition text ‘Parts Apart Read Together’. This text is available to read in the exhibition catalogue and here > www.briannaspeight.com
Opening the exhibition is local curator Gabi Lane.
Opening: Friday 7th April 6pm – 9pm.
Opening night wine is provided by Coriole Vineyards.
image: Brianna Speight, ‘Gust’ 2019