RETURNING TO LAND - KRISTEN RETALLICK
Thursday 28 February - Monday 1 April
As part of the Shepparton Festival.
About the Exhibition:
Returning to Land is an exhibition that tells a story about land use and landscape across the Goulburn Valley. In her paintings, collage, drawings and projections, Kristen presents an investigation of the way waterways and lands are dissected and reassembled for human consumption. The viewer is invited to question their own connection to land and what value it holds for them.
Kristen's work is made in an effort to learn about and understand people, land and relationships. She spends time actively and proactively connecting with people in this region and listening to their stories about experiencing life in regional Australia. She is fascinated by how different people interact with their environments, develop relationships with each other and reflect on themselves.
Currently residing in Nathalia on Yorta Yorta country, Kristen Retallick has worked as a designer, artist and arts educator in Melbourne and overseas. She has now returned to the Goulburn Valley region, where she grew up. Kristen completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts: Graphic Design/Multimedia at The University of Ballarat (Federation University) in 2002 and a Master of Teaching: Visual Arts at The University of Melbourne in 2015. Since moving back to regional Victoria, Kristen has further expanded her experience in the arts industry through her work as an administrative manager, curator, designer and tutor.