Mudgee Arts Precinct is a state-of-the-art purpose built gallery, providing a collaborative and accessible space, bringing together artists and the community. The Precinct was officially opened in November 2021.
Anna-Wili Highfield: Mating Dance
2 July – 18 September
Mating Dance by Anna-Wili Highfield is an installation of life-sized brolgas in courtship formations. The sculptures pay homage to Australia’s principal dancing bird renowned for its spectacular movements during breeding season. Made from cotton paper and brass, the birds are suspended like marionettes, frozen mid-ballet in a gesture of call, response and mimicry. Composer and musician Bree Van Reyk has created the accompanying sound piece which will intermittently join the dancing birds with instrumentals inspired by the brolga’s bold trumpeting.