Presence and Absence

Janet Bromley

As a child I grew with a view of the horizon that rolled out before me ending with a tiny glittering sliver that was the sea. I watched the weather roll by season after season and stood in witness as the colours of the landscape reflected the changes. As an artist I find myself in the bush and am often drawn to the spaces where the horizon is far away on the edge of the world. When I explore the local bush I am never alone: the feeling of a presence of others is strong. The urge to see them is strong but they are quick to disappear, like children running through the bush fleetingly spotted but then gone. Mt Alexander has become the place for me to feed the part of my spirit that craves the peace of the slow constant movement of the earth.

This project is curated and originally presented by Enlighten: A Festival of Projection, a City of Greater Bendigo Event occurring in the lead up to White Night Bendigo.

Enlighten: A Festival of Projection is supported by the Regional Centre for Culture Program, a Victorian Government initiative in partnership with the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and the City of Greater Bendigo.