International artist Danae Stratou set to unveil major artwork in Western Australia

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Internationally renowned Greek artist, Danae Stratou, is set to unveil a major site-responsive artwork at The Farm Margaret River in Western Australia.

The Farm Margaret River will present the opening event for ‘WATER TRACES making the invisible visible,’ by 2023 artist in residence, Danae Stratou (Greece) on Saturday, November 18 at 3pm for an immersive experience that includes an artist-lead talk and walk from 3.30pm.

Developed over the course of an eight week residency at The Farm Margaret River, ‘WATER TRACES making the invisible visible’ explores the hidden water streams that run beneath the 80 acre property, merging into rivers above and below the earth and flowing out to sea.

Using digital maps and an audio guide of field recordings, Stratou invites the public to walk these creeklines and discern the previously indiscernible.

WATER TRACES by Danae Stratou_Photo by Martine Perret
Internationally renowned Greek artist, Danae Stratou, is set to unveil a major site-responsive artwork at The Farm Margaret River in Western Australia. Photo by Martine Perret.

Who is Danae Stratou?

Danae Stratou was born in Athens, Greece. She studied Fine Arts and specialised in sculpture and installation at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London (1983–1988). She taught as Adjunct Professor at the Post-Graduate Programme of the Athens School of Fine Arts (2007–2013).

Her work consists of large-scale site-specific art installations and audio-visual environments. She uses a variety of media, ranging from digital and audio technology, video, photography to metal and natural materials and elements.

Stratou uses a minimal, geometric visual language and engages in contemporary issues such as the climate crisis, migration, life in contemporary cities, population growth, our relation to the environment, as well as political and social tensions worldwide. From 1997 on, she has been featured regularly in major solo and group exhibitions internationally.

WATER TRACES by Danae Stratou_Photo by Olive Lipscombe
WATER TRACES by Danae Stratou. Photo by Olive Lipscombe.

What is The Farm Margaret River?

The Farm Margaret River is a working rural property and home to artist studios dedicated to exploring our connection to land through art.

The Farm comprises several studios and a workshop, providing access to both agricultural farming land and natural bushlands. The property sits atop rich, mineral-dense soils and is home to diverse flora and fauna. The Farm is situated on the ancestral Country of the Wardandi people, a cultural group of the Noongar nation who have lived on and from the land, the rivers that run through it and the ocean it meets in harmony for tens of thousands of years.

Every year, local, national and international artists and collaborators are invited to The Farm’s ever-changing, ancient piece of land to create site-specific artwork informed by this unique place. Their contributions form part of an ongoing collective inquiry.

WATER TRACES by Danae Stratou_Photo by Martine Perret
Stratou invites the public to walk these creeklines and discern the previously indiscernible. Photo by Martine Perret.

Opening Event:

Exhibition opening will take place on Saturday, November 18, 3pm to 7pm at 343 Burnside Rd, Margaret River. Dress accordingly and bring mobile devices and headphones.

Exhibition Duration: Sunday, November 19 – Sunday, December 17, by appointment only. Appointments can be made via email to hello@thefarmmargaretriver.com.au

Free admission.

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