Art projection: Judy Watson's, 'water under the bridge tumamun'
Brisbane City Council has an extensive public art collection of approximately 500 diverse objects by local, national and internationally renowned artists. This diverse collection comprises artworks in a mix of styles and materials ranging from traditional bronze sculptures to large scale contemporary artworks with lighting programs.
For the first time Council has commissioned digital artworks for the city’s growing public art collection by four leading and emerging local, female artists which was launched in 2020 at Council’s newest Outdoor Gallery location, Howard Smith Wharves.
The portability of this part of the wider Public Art Collection allows for the artworks to be displayed multiple times across varying locations. This innovative art procurement takes the artwork to the people rather than the other way around.
Four artworks will be on rotation at Howard Smith Wharves from 22 November to 3 December.
About the artist: Judy Watson
Judy Watson is an internationally recognised, prolific artist based in Brisbane, with work held in public collections such as the National Gallery of Australia, the British Museum and the Library of Congress in Washington DC. In Brisbane her public works are in front of Gallery of Modern Art on Southbank, and in Brisbane’s CBD.
Her public artwork often connects to water and the Brisbane River and its significance to early Aboriginal life and cultures.
About the artwork
water under the bridge tumamun is a moving image piece comprising of overlays of Watson's artworks and research including maps, objects, images and text that combines our shared histories.
the black holes in our education
unknown to me when I grew up here
we are told
get over our history
it's water under the bridge
leave the past behind
dropping into water slowly
a breathing space
the river is scarified
it runs with the blood of memory
we are here
Hear Judy discuss the work with Museum and Contemporary Art - https://www.mca.com.au/artist-voice/artist-voice-judy-watson/.
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