The Longest Echo is an exhibition of ceramic, audio installation, and performance from artists Mayma Awaida and Emilie Monty. In this exhibition, the artists translate their ceramic practice into performance, gifting artworks to public recipients in exchange for the recording of voice-note offerings. The collected voice-note offerings are then integrated into ceramic listening vessels, which over the duration of the exhibition will accumulate and share the new stories.
Drawing its title from a line by Etel Adnan, thoughts are metallic they melt in saltwater approaches the gallery as a coastal stream – specifically a spinning eddy – where the water pauses for a moment before combining with the sea. The exhibition comprises a series of new cyanotypes, wire drawings, looping videos and de-silvered mirrors, each containing an array of recurring elements which together become the silt – fragments suspended within a stream – spinning, falling, rising, dissolving.
Goolugatup Heathcote is a cultural precinct overlooking the river in Applecross, WA. The heritage site is home to thriving cultural and recreational activities including a contemporary art gallery, museum, restaurant, artist studios, public markets and events, and creative small businesses. Goolugatup is renowned for sunset river views and an expansive children’s playground, both of which attract locals and visitors from across the metropolitan area.
Goolugatup Heathcote, part of the City of Melville, acknowledges the Bibbulmun people as the Traditional Owners of the land on which we stand and pay respect to the Whadjuk people, and Elders past, present, future.