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Do brumbies dream in red? considers changes in the Australian landscape, particularly regarding the Snowy Mountain brumby and the catastrophic 2019-2020 Australian bushfires.
Brumbies are a symbol of national consciousness. While they may be considered a ‘feral species’ and a threat to native ecosystems by environmentalists, they are also a valuable part of Australia’s history as a symbol of national spirit. Brumbies represent wildness and the way we relate to and attempt to control nature.
Do brumbies dream in red? flattens the hierarchy between human and nonhuman life by allowing us to recognise ourselves within the violence we inflict on the natural world. The project challenges the notion of clear and tidy boundaries in a time of ecological uncertainty.
This exhibition is outdoors. Please check what COVID-19 restrictions are in place before you visit.
Tom Goldner (b.1984) is an Australian artist, curator and teacher of photography. He resides on Wurundjeri country in the Dandenong Ranges, Victoria. His career spans art, commercial projects, education, fundraising, gallery curation and community engagement initiatives.
Tom's creative practice is within the expanded documentary genre of photography. His projects utilise a multifaceted, collaborative and experimental approach to storytelling, negotiating the intersections between social and environmental constructs. Tom recently completed an MA of Arts Photography at Photography Studies College, Melbourne.
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