Gia Mitchell

Gia Mitchell

The Rapture

14 October–18 November 200514 Oct–18 Nov 2005

Brisbane’s Gia Mitchell recreates the ceremonial site and paraphernalia of a fantasised coven in remote Western Queensland. The gallery space becomes the centre of a sacred compass circle of scorched earth. Images of women loom over the cardinal points: North, South, East, and West. A fan made from crow feathers, the burnt remnants of a crude musical instrument, an embroidered likeness of a noxious Madagascan weed, and the skin of a blue heeler—objects employed in The Way—are displayed with a nonchalance that contradicts their symbolic potency.

The IMA acknowledges, thanks, and pays our deepest respect to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that we work with and the Country we work on.