Image: Tim Georgeson, 'Untitled', from the 'Truth in Fire' series, 2020
The ACP, with the support of the Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, is pleased to present Truth in Fire a project by Tim Georgeson and Amanda Jane Reynolds that responds to the catastrophic bushfires of 2019-20. Filmmaker and photographer Georgeson along with Reynolds, a Guringai artist living on the South Coast, have collaborated with Firesticks Alliance and Indigenous knowledge holders to produce inter-related components, stills, moving image, sound installation and objects, to communicate the complexity and ferocity of this natural disaster.
In the aftermath of last summer’s devastating fires in Australian, and then along the west coast of North America, there is an urgency for communities to adapt and negotiate extremes in human-created climate change. This exhibition recognises the significance of First Nations knowledge and practices as the foundation of living in greater balance within Country by managing ecologies and resources for the continuity of life.