What Remains drew together the works of fourteen artists within the Murray Art Museum Albury Collection and included six works recently acquired by the Museum.
Central to the exhibition was a series of abstract sculptures by Wiradjuri artist Nicole Foreshew, titled Remain. The clay and iron oxide forms had been molded to express her deep connection to Ngurambanggu (Country) and kin.
This idea of connection to land and impacts on the land and its people were further expanded on in the work of First Nation artists Michael Riley, Karla Dickens, Kevin Gilbert, Treahna Hamm and Hayley Millar Baker.
A changing environment was further considered through the 19th Century work of Alfred William Eustace and more contemporary photographs by Chantelle Bourne and Jozef Vissel. While a set of works by artists Tim Silver, Amanda Williams, Ernst Fries, Patrick Hartigan and Cornelia Parker had erosion, aging, and change as central concerns.
Our collective impact on the land is becoming harder to ignore. What Remains reminded us to consider what legacy we wish to leave behind.