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Monday 06 February 2023


11 March 2022 - 13 April 2022


Nina Lavarini Dawson

Nina Lavarini Dawson, Among the Ashes, 2020, Photograph.

Nina Lavarini Dawson's Symbiotica is an exploration into the hidden colours of nature and our intrinsic connection to nature. The exhibition features natural fibre garments dyed with native plant dyes, which have been created for site-specific photographs. The gowns are then worn and photographed back in the natural environment, blended back into nature.

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Townsville, Qld, 4810 Australia

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Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts respectfully acknowledges the Wulgurukaba of Gurambilbarra and Yunbenun and the surrounding groups of our region; Bindal, Gugu Badhan, Nywaigi, Warrgamay, Bandjin and Gudjal as the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we gather, share and celebrate local creative practice. We pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as the first people of Australia. They have never ceded sovereignty and remain strong in their enduring connection to land and Culture.


Umbrella is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Communities, Housing and Digital Economy, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, state and territory governments.