This is the story of the autumn skies (flight)
Filled with light and movement, the installation features Farron Jampitjinpa Furber’s artwork, Budgerigar Dreaming. His work has been printed onto sheer fabric spears with circular iconography replicated on laser-etched acrylic discs.
This installation represents the journey of the budgerigar along the Lander River, a place of deep spiritual meaning to the Warlpiri people of Central Australia.
For thousands of years the constellations and planets have been used to measure time, and to indicate the seasons. So when the wet season begins and the rain clouds burst open to replenish the grasses and trees below, it’s time to find water. Budgerigars show Aboriginal people the way. These birds are the water connectors, helping those below find this precious elixir.
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