Mating Dance

An installation of courtship formations. The sculptures are an homage to the Brolga – Australia’s principal dancing bird. Suspended like marionettes, the birds are sewn from waxed cotton and have stopped mid-ballet. They gesture call, response and mimicry. Composer and Musician, Bree Van Ryke has created an accompanying sound work. Bree’s piece will intermittently shock the dancing birds, with music inspired by the Brolga’s bold honking. This sacred bird has forever inspired stories and dance from Australia’s First Nations people, who in shared spirit see and feel it.

17 Jul - 3 Oct

Glasshouse Regional Gallery Port Macquarie

Cnr Clarence & Hay Street Port Macquarie NSW 2444

www.glasshouse.org.au