10 Feb 2023 to 25 Mar 2023 Once Only Event
Thor’s Hammer is proud to present Salt, an exhibition of photographic works by Sammy Hawker, showing at The Mixing Room Gallery.
Salt includes works from a recent trip across Australia, travelling from the East Coast (Yuin, Walbunja, Arakwal, and Bidawal Country) to Kati Thanda – Lake Eyre (Arabana Country).
These are places where a quiet magic resonates, where the water leaves the blood sparkling in your veins; where the horizon disappears and the sound of nothingness compresses around you.
In her practice Sammy Hawker looks at ways to co-create imagery with these places she is working. Many of the photographs in this show have been processed in the location they were captured and exposed to traces of salt found within the site (ocean water, salt crust).
When processing photographic negatives with salt, the corrosive properties lift the silver emulsion and the representational image is rendered vague.
Please join Thor’s Hammer & Sammy Hawker for the opening of the exhibition. Listen to opening remarks from Virginia Rigney, Senior Curator Visual Art at Canberra Museum and Gallery, meet Sammy and fellow photography-lovers, and help yourself to complimentary drinks and nibbles. Bookings are required for the opening event, but not for visiting the exhibition throughout its duration.
Once Only Event
10 Feb 2023 to 25 Mar 2023