Exhibition

Tanya Houghton : Songlines of the Here+Now

14 Sep 2018 – 27 Oct 2018

Event times

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday
12.00 Noon - 6.00pm

Cost of entry

Free of charge

Argentea Gallery

Birmingham
England, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • Birmingham New Street

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Tanya Houghton is pleased to present her latest solo show Songlines of the Here+Now. Comprising of twenty two images and two rooms of installation pieces. Songlines of the Here+Now aims to explore the past and present connections Australians hold to the ancient landscape they call home.

About

Shot over the course of five, weeks Houghton covered a total of 10,500 km collecting scattered stories and imprinted memories strewn over the Australian landscape. By listening to the language of the landscape, Houghton gained a deeper understanding of the nations past, she compares and contrasts the two conflicting devotions to the landscape: the Indigenous sacred connection to the land and the modern Australians commercialisation of space through land tourism.

Giving no weight to any one persons, the work focuses on the mythology of the environment and is presented as a series of landscapes, still lives and natural interventions. It aims to pay homage to the Indigenous Aboriginals’ connection to the land that has been their home for thousands of years.

Exhibiting artists

Tanya Houghton

Tanya Houghton

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