Dried slivers of flat kelp stalks woven together with orange twine to create an open-ended necklace. Laid against a black background



Breathtaking new kelp work by Vicki West (trawlwoolway) will feature in the upcoming TarraWarra Biennial, opening next month.

The 8th TarraWarra Biennial, 1 April–16 July 2023, will feature newly commissioned works by fifteen artists and artist groups focused on the interconnectedness of the peoples of Australia, Asia and the Great Ocean.

The title of the TarraWarra Biennial 2023, ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili, is an alagāʻupu, Sāmoan proverb, meaning ‘the canoe obeys the wind’. This saying calls attention to the contemporary revival of Great Ocean celestial navigation practices, which has been accompanied by waves of renewal of language, thought, movement and relationships. In this spirit, this exhibition affirms the principle of humility towards living beings and storied places, which in turn generates neighbourly exchanges and joyful futures.


TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi fa’ava’asavili

01.04.2023 – 16.07.2023
TarraWarra Museum of Art
Wurundjeri Country
313 Healesville-Yarra Glen Road
Healesville VIC 3777

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