3 03 2013

New post on geokult

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Finding Balance: Mura Gadi is the title of a forthcoming exhibition at the Belconnen Art Centre in 2013.

A series of walks in national parks in the Australian Capital Territory and southern New South Wales is the source material for a new body of work by Tracey M Benson, which explores the idea of finding a place of connection in an environment far from a familiar notion of home.

The traditional owners of the ACT region of Australia are the Ngunnawal people, with the Yuin closer to the coast, the Ngarigo to the south east of Canberra, Wiradjuri to the west of the ACT and Gundungurra to the north.

‘Mura Gadi’  translates from  the Ngunnawal language as ‘pathways for searching’.

Benson has lived in the ACT for more than a decade but on many levels has not really settled into the Canberra community, despite enjoying the location, people and natural environment…

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