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a (con)temporary site for testing, research and emerging practice


'an intervening space, especially a very small one'


'an intervening space, especially a very small one' is a new body of work built upon a collaboration between visual artist Tessa Beale and composer Daniel Harrison in response to the Dwerda Weelardinup (Cantonment Hill) site.

The artists are interested in the transient nature of observed shifts in light, shadow, texture and movement and the potential for quiet moments encountered in nature when in unhurried time. Via sound and visual output, Harrison and Beale go about extracting particular qualities, properties and characteristics, changing the scale at which things are observed and establishing new conditions for these observations.

The composition and interpretation of these environments is based on a tacit contemplation of the sounds and the microenvironment that it was sampled from. By identifying a shadow, a movement, a quality of light or a texture detected in the surrounding natural environment of this site we aimed to create an immersive experience for the viewer.

Visual artist Tessa Beale and composer Daniel Harrison are excited to present their collection of new works at Current Gallery opening Wednesday 28th February. This exhibition is a collaboration between the two artists, sharing and responding to material from the site of Dwerda Weelardinup (Cantonment Hill, Walyalup). The result is a collection that spans prints, photography, compositions, projections, and field recordings.

The exhibition will be happening at CURRENT Gallery [housed in the former substation of the Naval Store, Walyalup] between the 28th of February to the 11th of March 2024.

We wish to acknowledge the Whadjuk Noongar people as the traditional owners of the land on which we work and practice. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.

Wednesday 28th February
Music by Lyndon Blue

ARTIST TALK with Tessa Beale and Dan Harrison
Saturday 2nd March
Free attendance

SOUND WALK with Dan Harrison
Composer Dan Harrison shares his methods and creative process with participants in this workshop. Walking around Dwerda Weelardinup (Cantonment Hill), participants will gather field recordings using their personal devices and return to the gallery where Dan will run through his editing process using the material captured by the group.
Saturday 9th March
Ticketed workshop- buy here.