If you needed proof that art can be found on your doorstep, The Height of a Mountain, the Width of a Valley is it. Metro Arts' latest art installation explores the ways in which different perceptions of place — and specifically of Australia — can be conveyed through contemporary artistic practice.
Artists Bridie Gillman, Sarah Poulgrain and Kylie Spear met at a group residency in rural New South Wales, which explains how their exhibition came about. Together they've not only captured Australia's beauty, but also its occasional mundane features and familiar green landscapes. Enlisting both found materials and the experiential qualities of time-based media, the trio has created a collection of competing experiences with the nation's scenery. They combine photography and film to show off a culmination of their varying and shared perceptions.
The Height of a Mountain, The Width of a Valley shows at Metro Arts from July 22 to August 8, with opening night on July 22 at 6pm.