Featured at the Tanks Art Centre is an exhibition by Sonja and Elisa Jane Carmichael titled Dabiyil Bajara (water footprints), spread across the entirety of Tank 4. The exhibition
features the artists’ most ambitious installation to date, a series of six cyanotypes, each measuring 5.5 x 2.8m, recently commissioned by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington for the Fremantle Art Centre as part of Perth Festival 2021.
The epic-scaled cyanotypes are draped from the ceiling, delicately touching sand on the floor and enveloping audiences into a deep ocean of ancient Minjerribah stories, plants and animals.
Accompanying this series of large-scale works is a collection of woven pieces, and two significant video works, one showing the process of creating cyanotype pieces and the other submerging the audience in the beautiful Quandamooka ocean.
EXHIBITION: Tanks Art Centre (Tank 4), 46 Collins Ave, Edge Hill Sonja Carmichael and Elisa Jane Carmichael Dabiyil Bajara (Water footprints), 25 June – 24 July 2022.
Photo: Michael Marzik. Courtesy of the artists and Onespace Gallery.