In Conversation with Annique Goldenberg and Travis Paterson
Saturday 23 September 2023
Time: 1.00pm - 2.30pm
Where: Northern Rivers Community Gallery - 44 Cherry Street, Ballina
Ages: All welcome
Artist, Annique Goldenberg, and Northern Rivers Community Gallery (NRCG) Exhibitions Officer, Travis Paterson, will discuss Annique’s current exhibition, LIVING WATER visits [streams of reconnection], her approach to collaboration and her arts practice in general.
Annique Goldenberg’s life of sailing oceans with her family, has instilled in a deep respect for water. In response to the sadness and feelings of disconnection following the Northern Rivers floods, Annique invited members of the community to visit places of water that hold a special significance for them.
This exhibition shows the creative outcomes that emerged during their time spent alongside each chosen body of water which acted as transformational agents of reconnection to their water relationships. The thoughtful, surprising, and uplifting memories and reflections that emerged as stories, have flowed deep into their life experiences to become LIVING WATER visits [streams of reconnection].
Annique's multidisciplinary practice covers installation, papermaking, artist books, public art, printmaking, video, sound, and photography. In her Doctor of Visual Art research (Queensland College of Art) Annique is exploring how the visual arts can communicate the nature of our relationship with water in ways that might facilitate awareness and care. Through a “companion thinking” approach where all human and more-than-human participants are recognised as companions together in co-creating the works, she looks for spaces of deep listening and connection.
Annique’s exhibition LIVING WATER visits [streams of reconnection] is on display at NRCG until 12 October 2023.
Bookings are not required. Seating will be available subject to capacity.
Image: Annique Goldenberg, Portrait by Raimond de Weerdt, 2022, image supplied