Mathinna

Mathinna Image Gallery: Dream

  • Tasmania
  • Choreography, Costumes, Sets & Lighting, Highlights, Performance

Inspired by a young girl’s journey between two cultures, Mathinna traces the story of a young Aboriginal girl removed from her traditional home and adopted into western colonial society, only to be ultimately returned to the fragments of her original heritage.

The images within this gallery were captured by photographers Jeff Busby (Main Stage Season, 2008) and Greg Barrett (Regional Tour, Cairns, 2010).

Dream

The connection to, and the spirit of the clan are portrayed as deep within Mathinna’s own subconscious, especially the memory of her father. Western culture was so foreign to her, and the attitudes and behaviours of colonial society were so very different to her traditional life.