July, 2021

This is a repeating event

02jul10:00 am5:00 pmThe Pull of WaterNikala Bourke10:00 am - 5:00 pm Event Type :Exhibit


Event Details

Exhibition Opening event: Thursday 1 July, 6pm-8pm

Using the unique camera-less medium of wet-process photograms, Nikala Bourke’s arts practice celebrates the visual aesthetics of water and the cathartic pull that arises when we consider and experience its materiality. Observing the play of light within water becalms the senses and allows the mind and body to shift into a soothing space, reminding us of the fundamental connections we all have with water.

Exposing photographic paper under water at night, tangible imprints reveal the cosmic and lyrical motion of water. This organised chaos emerges from a flat field of paper like a language of symbols and remnant patterns. The photograms reveal the energy and motion of water and its diverse, elusive qualities in the form of drips, ripples, circles, swirls, and vortexes. Traces of the cosmic phenomena of water contents, mirroring its strangeness, wildness, stillness and peace are unveiled. The paper is a receptacle of shapes and surface tensions, like a skin of the water.

For this exhibition, the water-photogram is digitally scanned and inverted to reveal the shadows and light refractions imprinted onto colourful large-scale fine art prints and immersive light projections between the Albert Hallway and Foyer Space.

For more information about Nikala Bourke follow the links below.

website – facebook – instagram

Nikala Bourke is represented by Penny Contemporary Gallery and The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart.



(Friday) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm


Moonah Arts Centre

27 Albert Road, Moonah TAS 7009