Georgia Button

5 February - 3 April 2022
Cathleen Edkins Gallery

The title ‘Petrichor’ refers to the specific smell of rain after a period of warm dry weather, often invoking visceral thoughts of summer. But summer in regional Australia is tinged with danger. “This work was nearly titled Look out for Snakes” writes Georgia Button, of her latest video installation.

In Georgia’s work, we are staring at the ground with her, moving through her family’s farm on Nukunu land, in the Mid-North region of South Australia.
We are looking at the ground in the way we are trained to, but in doing so we discover the beauty, the meditation, the contemplation of being from, and moving over the land.

Georgia Button is a South Australian based multidisciplinary artist, working primarily with video, sound and installation.

Image: Georgia Button, Petrichor, 2021, single channel digital video installation, duration 5 minutes (loop). Image credit, Rosina Possingham.

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