THE EXHIBITION WAS ORIGINALLY COMMISSIONED BY GLASGOW LIFE FOR THE 2014 FESTIVAL AND THE XX COMMONWEALTH GAMES. IT HAS NOW BEEN BROUGHT TO QUEENSLAND BY FLYING ARTS ALLIANCE AND IS TOURING THE STATE UNTIL THE END OF 2018, COINCIDING WITH THE XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES AT THE GOLD COAST.
Grounded is the seventh exhibition in Judith Parrott’s Place Matters series and presents the outcome of two residencies. One in the Gaelic speaking Outer Hebrides of Scotland and the other with the Australian Aboriginal nations of the Central Australian Desert and the plains of Western Queensland.
Gallery & Museum Curator, Jo Duke said, “It has been interesting to view the commonalities between these two seemingly different cultures from opposite sides of the world”.
Grounded features photography, sound, audio-visual, language and prose; with inspiration drawn from landscape and stories shared by the local people. Judith’s artistic interpretation
addresses issues surrounding connection to land, language, and each other, for environmental and personal wellbeing.
Executive Officer of Flying Arts, Kerryanne Farrer, said she was very pleased that the touring exhibition has arrived in Gladstone. “Flying Arts is proud to present Parrott’s exhibition that, like the Olympic torch, started its journey on the other side of the world
to now be shown in regional Queensland”.
Grounded will remain on display at the Gallery & Museum until 26 August 2017.