NETS Victoria

Between Waves

'Between Waves' amplifies concepts related to light, time and vision. Visit the exhibition at Plimsoll Gallery.


Event Details



Event Starts

Mar 9, 2024

Event Ends

May 5, 2024


Plimsoll Gallery


37 Hunter Street, Hobart Tasmania 7000, Australia

Between Waves amplifies concepts related to light, time and vision – and the idea of shining a light on our times – as expressed by the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung word ‘Yalingwa’. The exhibition presents the work of ten artists and collective who explore the visible and invisible energy fields set in motion by these ideas, to illuminate interconnected shapeshifting ecologies within, beyond and between what can be seen.

While light can stimulate sight and is said to reveal truth, it can also be blinding and obscuring. Equally, while darkness is seemingly used to conceal, it is within the darkness, the in-between places and spaces that no one wants to venture, that truth seemingly lingers; rippling inward and outward, above, below and between the surface.

Between Waves is curated by Jessica Clark and presents the work of ten First Nations artists and collective including Maree Clarke, Dean Cross, Brad Darkson, Matthew Harris, James Howard, Hayley Millar Baker, Jazz Money, Mandy Quadrio, this mob, and Cassie Sullivan.

Through a range of contemporary artforms including video, installation, poetry, projection, photography, painting, sculpture, sound, printmaking, and a digital commission, the selected artists have developed reflective and site-responsive projects which explore and experiment with the intersection of material and immaterial realms of knowledge and knowing.

Participating artists embrace the push and pull dynamics that flow beneath the surface, navigating ideas of presence and absence, the known and unknown, transgenerational and collective consciousness. Together the artists prompt reflection on life shifts and cycles and centre notions of remembering, rehabilitation, regeneration and reclamation.

Between Waves stages a call for relational accountability and ethical responsibility, locating individual experience not at the centre of the world, but as an inherent part of its fabric.


1. Dean Cross
On who goes to The Gallows 1997-2023 (detail)
aluminium, timber, fired ceramic and synthetic polymer paint
174.0 cm x 316.0 cm x 131.9.0 cm
Installation View, AustralianCentre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne2023Commissioned by ACCA
Courtesy the artist and STATION, Melbourne
Photograph: Andrew Curtis

2. Cassie Sullivan
wayi (to hear) 2023 (detail)
seven tarlatan monotype prints on frosted acrylic
170 x 122.0cm each
Installation view, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2023
Commissioned by ACCA
Courtesy the artist
Photograph: Andrew Curtis

3. Brad Darkson
waiting for kakirra 2023
motion activated animation and HD video with sound dimensions and duration variable
Installation view, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne 2023
Commissioned by ACCA
Courtesy the artist
Photograph: Andrew Curtis

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