Venue: Paddington Reservoir
Location: 251-255 Oxford St, Paddington, NSW
How do we mourn and remember the inestimable loss
– of animals, of flora, of ecological worlds – wrought
by the black summer fires of 2019-2020? Requiem the
exhibition, by artist Janet Laurence, weaves together a
programme of music, poetry, performance, literature,
science, philosophy and environmental advocacy to
craft a time-space for us to lament and be present to
the reality of the loss.
You are invited to join us within the ethereal inner
chamber of the Paddington Reservoir for the opening
Smoking Ceremony with YARN Australia and Fire
Reflections from Oliver Costello, co-founder of the
Firesticks Alliance. Let us reflect on the devastation
of last summer and look towards the future in which
relationships will be rebuilt with an understanding and
respect of Indigenous Australian knowledge around
Caring for Country.
This is a free event, registration is not required.
Explore the full Requiem programme here.