Julie Williams Fire State of Mine / Lost / There Swam Two Gogols
CK Gallery 2014
Series One Fire State of Mine
Fire State of Mine consists of nine photographs captured from within the fireground adjacent to the artist’s home during the devastating State Mine Fire of October 2013. The images are presented as revered memories that mirror the physical presence of fire as a destructive yet beautiful force.
Series Two Lost
The 4 images in the Lost series depict water in its most sublime and evocative form. The artist focuses close on the water of a mountain stream, capturing imagery from the flow. These images reflect our universal connection to water as a place of enduring mystery and meditation.
Video There Swam Two Gogols
There Swam Two Gogols is a video work of 3:10 minutes duration examining our spiritual connection with water. The powerful forces of creation are evoked through the meeting of darkness and light. This elemental connection offers glimpses of line drawings, which we recognise as samples from our own written language and the writings of other cultures and subcultures. Long before humans developed written language, the light from the sun was reflecting off the surface of the Earth’s water. It suggests our stories preceded us.
There Swam Two Gogols video was a Finalist in
2014 Fishers Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Campbelltown NSW
2015 Paramor Prize, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool NSW