Mathinna Image Gallery: Nursery

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

At Government House, Mathinna is introduced to elements and practices of European culture, such as playing with dolls, types of furniture and western clothing. There is a sense of confusion, curiosity, anxiety and caution, as Mathinna moves with small nervous actions, while in contrast and Lady Jane moves with authority and breadth, conveying duty and responsibility.

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

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.

Explore Mathinna Image Gallery to view more more images from this production.