Guest curated by Danni Zuvela, ‘WATER RITES’ examines our relationship to the world’s most valuable commodity: water. The exhibition positions water as a non-human agent through various vessels and acts, giving voice to water, its rhythms, needs and desires. ‘WATER RITES’ brings together new and recent work – from Tasmanian bull kelp, large-scale sculptures, and installation to a durational performance involving salt, heat and sweat – by First Nations artists such as Libby Harward, Archie Moore, Mandy Quadrio, and artists from the Barngarla community in Port Lincoln and Port Augusta.

Mandy Quadrio, Warkerlenner, 2018, woven bull kelp, steel wool. Photograph: Carl Warner. Courtesy the artist and ACE Open, South Australia

ACE Open
24 September to 20 November 2021
South Australia