Woman wearing black sitting on a on a chair in front of a video projection of a woman with black hands reaching from behind her.



Nyctinasty is now showing at both Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne and Fremantle Arts Centre, Perth.

Nyctinasty is currently being displayed alongside Atong Atem’s Banksia and Jasmine Togo-Brisby’s Abyss as part of Fremantle Arts Centre’s exhibition Other Horizons, celebrating the works of First Nations women and Women of Colour.

Congratulations to Hayley for an eloquent and engaging artist talk last Saturday discussing her film alongside Ryan Presley and his exhibition, Fresh Hell, both currently on display at Gertrude Contemporary.

A profound and haunting film, Nyctinasty translates crucial movements of self-preservation and survival to echo the ways humans face the delicate balance between the physical world and the spiritual realm.  The film centres female power and strength, employing the female body as a vessel to carry a present-day practice of magic and spirituality – descending from many millennia of spiritual practices.

Nyctinasty at Gertrude Contemporary
Until Sunday 26.03.2023
21-31 High Street
Preston South VIC 3072

Nyctinasty at Fremantle Arts Centre
Until Sunday 23.04.2023
1 Finnerty St
Fremantle WA 6160


Image: artist portrait with Nyctinasty for Other Horizons, 2023 at Fremantle Arts Centre.
Image courtesy: Rebecca Mansell.

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