The exhibition will be opened at 5.30pm on the 13th of May with original audio interpretations/soundscapes by composer/performer Christina Green, with opening remarks by Neal Nuske. Respecting the strong ‘sense of belonging to a place’ related by native peoples around the world, Peitsch (Canadian) and Green (Australian) keenly researched their own belonging. Though neither of them are indigenous to their respective countries, they feel an ongoing connection to each other’s adopted country. Via their combined art practices they delve deeply into the land and spirituality they love.
Flossie Peitsch – residing in Melbourne, Flossie has special interests in social sculpture, generating creative communities through the arts and contemporary spirituality, facilitating the self-realisation of being in Australia. ‘Splace’ is her invented term, engaging the voice of art for the self-realisation of being.
Christina Green – living in Melbourne, Christina is a songwriter, composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist. Spanning styles from folk/rock to cabaret/chanson, her songs convey strong images, stories, observations and experiences with polished lyrics – often using her distinctive voice – and guitar, piano, or ukulele. Christina has written for string orchestra, percussion, organ, winds, piano, guitar, ukulele, various choral and small instrumental ensembles, and has had works performed by a range of ensembles and soloists in Australia, the UK and the US.
Neal Nuske – Neal’s interest lies in musical texts, historical texts, artistic and religious texts. Influenced by 25 years teaching young adults the subject areas of study of religion and theory of knowledge, his perceptions and beliefs about reality are constantly challenged in the spirit of critical inquiry.
IMAGE: BELONGING (detail 13), 500mm x 500mm, acrylic on canvas, 2012