Rebecca Murray | Mists and Shadows
Mists and Shadows explores time, place, belonging and un-belonging in the Yarra Ranges and beyond, while considering how legacies past influence relationships with land today.
May 4th – July 3rd
Friday, May 6th
How do legacies past continue to influence our relationships with land today?
Australia’s colonial identity is predicated on the fiction. The claiming, taming and exploitation of the landscape is both enshrined in folklore and etched upon the continent. Multiple stories and connections lie deep within the landscape. Some known and celebrated, others embedded beneath the surface, or relegated to the shadows.
150 years ago, my great-great grandparents journeyed from England, to an extraordinary land south. Here they put roots down in the fertile Yarra Ranges. Wurundjeri Country. Mists and Shadows explores time, place, belonging and un-belonging in the eastern ranges of Victoria and beyond.
Cyanotype is a 19th century technology used poetically, and literally in the copying of maps, documents and plans. Elemental compounds such as iron, sunlight and water are combined. Local plants, soils, and river /creek waters, have been further embedded into the process.