TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters by TarraWarra Museum of Art

TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters by TarraWarra Museum of Art

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This richly illustrated 152-page hardback catalogue has been published by TarraWarra Museum of Art to accompany the exhibition TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters curated by Nina Miall.

Featuring twenty-five artists from across the country, the TarraWarra Biennial 2021: Slow Moving Waters responds to two related cues: the idea of slowness, and the gentle, measured flow of the nearby Birrarung (Yarra River). The exhibition’s title comes from the translation of the local Woiwurrung word ‘tarrawarra’, after which the Museum, and its surrounding area of Wurundjeri Country in the Yarra Valley are named.

Aligned with the unhurried arc of the river, Slow Moving Waters explores processes of deceleration, delay and the decompression of time, proposing a stay to the ever more rapid flows of people, commerce and information that characterise the dynamic of globalisation. Against today’s cult of speed, the artworks in the Biennial mark a different sort of time—one which connects with the vastness and intricacy of geological and cosmological cycles, seasonal rhythms, interconnected ecologies, and ancient knowledge systems.

The catalogue is richly illustrated with detailed images of each of the 25 artists work and up to date artist biographies. Additionally, it includes informative forewords by Dr. Victoria Lynn, Director, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin AO and curator Nina Miall.