Nexus Arts Presented

Exhibition Opening: witness/ tree

By Jennifer Eadie and Adrianne Semmens

Join us to celebrate the opening of Jennifer Eadie and Adrianne Semmens exhibition witness/ tree.

witness/ tree is the first iteration of a site-responsive body of work by writer & artist, Jennifer Eadie and dance practitioner, Adrianne Semmens (Barkandji), that interrogates relationship to place.

The artists consider what it means to authentically bear witness to a recently fallen blue gum whose age pre-dates invasion. In doing so, their work seeks to simultaneously honour, disrupt, and (re)connect with, the histories and stories of Tuthangga, Kaurna Country (Park 17, Adelaide).

As part of this exhibition, the artists will offer an embodied response to their work during January 2024, which will be open to the public and include a new sound commission by Barkindji songwoman, Nancy Bates.

This exhibition was developed during a Nexus Studio Residency program.   As part of this residency, the artists were generously guided by the consultation and ceremony of Senior Kaurna Man, Uncle Mickey Kumatpi O’Brien and the mentorship of Narungga poet, artist and researcher, Natalie Harkin.

The artists would like to also acknowledge the contributions of Horticulture Team Leader – City of Adelaide, Matt Jorgensen and Land Based Artist, Dave Laslett: thank you for offering your knowledge, support, and attention to this project.


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