Happening on the Ngunnawal, Ngunawal and Ngambri Country, Being Here is a series of creative works and actions gathered in response to Belconnen Arts Centre’s territory-wide Aquifer program. Creatives have an incredible capacity to provoke meaningful dialogue around the issues of climate change. Being Here serves to create a space for creatives in our community to address this topic through considerations of what it means to love and care for the land we live on, the resistance of weeds, how mineral growth can reveal the power imbalance between human activity and environmental forces, and engagements with sound/site/geography/politics and more. Tributary Projects’ Being Here aims to be a space inclusive of diverse and personal responses to the land we all share, through intimate and personal encounters we aim to provoke consideration about how we can care for our lands, waters and airs for a shared future.
Artists: Elliot Bastianon, Samantha Corbett, Anthony Hodgkinson, Emma Rani Hodges, Toni Hassan, Andrew Jaffray, Sarah Murray, Aaron Sun, Brigitta Summers, Annie Parnell, Angela Schilling, Lara Tilbrook and Thomas Thorby-Lister
Programs Organiser: Zora Pang
Exhibition Organiser: Sophia Childs
Install Team: Sophia Childs, Sarah Murray and Isabelle Sheppard and special thanks for artists who installed their own work
Organisation Assistance: Faith Stellmaker and Isabelle Sheppard