Down In The River
Down In The River


Cassie Sullivan

Opening 4pm Thursday 9 June 2022

Dark Mofo: Thursday 9 June – Sunday 12 June & Wednesday 15 June – Monday 20 June 2022

Exhibition: 10 June – 10 July 2022

Contemporary Art Tasmania


Down In The River is an evocation of material memory.
Tarlatan seeps out: a leak, a reaching, an infiltration.
Knowledge gathers here and falls into an understanding of this waterway.

Alongside, daily acts of erasure are performed up on the kelp basket.
The body of kelp holds the knowledge. The artist reflects a violence enacted on her lineage, mirroring inherited patterns, she performs an inquiry into reconciling knowledge holding and knowledge loss through materials.


Image: Down In The River, 2022. Courtesy of the artist.

Artist bio

Cassie Sullivan is a lutruwita/Tasmanian Indigenous emerging artist. She has a responsive, intimate and experimental practice that crosses disciplines of moving image, photography, writing, sound, installation and printmaking. Cassie Sullivan is currently exploring themes of intergenerational experience and trauma, embodied memory and knowledge keeping.

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