Illuminated by Fire

Illuminated by Fire

In Lakes Entrance, a remarkable collaboration took place between installation artist Catherine Larkins and aboriginal artists Lennie Hayes and Frances Harrison. They produced three cross-cultural art works which explore contemporary and traditional understandings of fire and water.

The permanent camp-FIRE WATER-hole installation and the re-locatable FIRE-place and chimney offer a unique view of the modern-day present and the nation’s ancient past. The FIRE-place is part of a greater lounge room setting that includes a kangaroo skin couch, a TV screening Aboriginal campfire footage, a dog and an electric ’briquette fire’. The surfaces are transformed into a stunning canvas of stories from Gunai/Kurnai country about the timeless cycles of fire.

The project launched Friday November 26 at 6.30pm at Gippsland Lakes Community Health, 18-26 Jemmeson St Lakes Entrance.

FIRE-place was displayed in the BMW Edge at Fed Square for the week of the Melbourne installation, beautifully juxtaposed with the modern architecture. See the program here: Lakes Entrance program

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Catherine Larkins is a sculptor and visual designer, arts lecturer and a community cultural development activist. She chooses to work in a specifically regional context addressing issues of cultural and geographical remoteness, racial and socio-economic tension and reconciliation. The work is achieved through major collaborations with communities and specialists in diverse and unexpected fields of expertise.

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Lakes Entrance by Catherine Larkins

The Stones Arrive in Lakes Entrance!

20th September 2010

Check out some images of the stones arriving in Lakes Entrance!

The Stones Arrive 1

13 tonne of magnificent donated stones from Granite Rock Quarry and the Whiter Street Crane ready for action

The Stones Arrive 2

Rocky Harrison & Lennie Hayes

The Stones Arrive 3

Rocky Harrison

The Stones Arrive 4

Rocky (left) crane dogger (middle) Lennie (right)

The Stones Arrive 5

Crane dogger

The Stones Arrive 6

Standing stone

The Stones Arrive 7

Standing stone

The Stones Arrive 8

Siting the standing stone

The Stones Arrive 9

Siting standing stone

The Stones Arrive 10

Rocky Harrison (right)

The Stones Arrive 11

The Stones Arrive 12

Stone table

The Stones Arrive 13

Back row - Rocky Harrison, Lennie Hayes, Terry Hayes, Sissy Hayes Front row - Catherine Larkins and the Whiter Street Crane Operators

The Stones Arrive 16

Rocky Harrison, Donna Jackson, Jay, Catherine Larkins & Lennie Hayes

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