“My wearable objects reference places in transition – sites that interface development and nature – edgelands.
“In the works developed for this exhibition, I have focused my gaze on the western end of Newcastle Harbour. This place comprises wetlands and river islands. It supports five loaders that form the largest coal port in the world but it also shares its site with a nature reserve of significant stands of mangroves and migratory birds.
“At night, the awesome scale of coal hills, towers, shipping and lights define the landscape.
“The pieces I have created play with this interface and its seductive structures while provoking the viewer to imagine what these forms will be like in a future without coal and perhaps what it was like for the original inhabitants the Awakabal and Worimi people.” – Helen Wyatt
- Opening celebrations: Thursday 24th October 6-8pm
- Artist talk: Saturday 26th October, 2pm