One foot on the ground, one foot in the water

9 Mar 2024 - 1 Jun 2024

Artwork by Mabel Juli Gamkiny Ngarranggarni

At a time when many are experiencing complex feelings about the frailty of life and future uncertainty, this exhibition explores the subject of mortality and the inseparable link between life and death.

The exhibition presents paintings, sculptures, installations, and sound works, that challenge us to reckon with death and dying as an inherent part of life, invoking experiences of loss, impermanence, transience, remembrance, memorialisation, and varied expressions of grief.

One foot on the ground, one foot in the water is a La Trobe Art Institute exhibition toured by NETS Victoria. Curated by Travis Curtin. The exhibition has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, as well as receiving development assistance from NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund, supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Guided tours

Our gallery staff will be hosting tours of the exhibition. You will have the chance to learn about the artworks, their themes and the artist that created them. 

Find out more about the guided tours.

Mabel Juli, Garnkiny Ngarranggarni, 2020 Natural earth pigments and charcoal on linen. Courtesy of the artist and Warmun Art Centre, Western Australia Photographer: Ian Hill.

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery is open from Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM.


  • Saturday, 09 March 2024 - Saturday, 01 June 2024


Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, 4 Hasking Street, Caboolture 4510  View map

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