Anita Holtsclaw

Low Tide

10 June - 12 July 2021

Low Tide contemplates what is revealed when water ebbs – the residue of salt, the marking of time on sand, and organisms that thrive when both submerged and exposed. Through immersive artworks incorporating 16mm film, embroidery and works on paper, Low Tide invites visitors to move at a flowing pace and consider the moon’s influencing forces on the salt water within. 


The works in this exhibition were conceived and made on the unceeded lands and flowing waters of the Yuggera, Jagera, Turrbal, Yugambeh, Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai people where Anita lives and swims.

Anita Holtsclaw grew up on the volcanic shores of Taribelang Bunda, Gooreng Gooreng, Gurang, and Bailai country. Her works explore our relationship to the poetic coastal landscape. Embracing the emotive qualities of moving-image media and sound, she creates embodied installations that offer an expanded field of vision for the viewer to navigate.