Of Earth and Sky

  • Dubbo, Moree

Riley, by Daniel Riley, celebrates the life and work of the late Michael Riley, an acclaimed Aboriginal photographer and filmmaker, related to Daniel through Wiradjuri culture.



In Riley, Michael Riley’s cloud series of photographs, with their dream-like beauty and digital manipulation, are reflected in the movement and evocative soundscape for this evocative work.

"I wanted Michael’s work to be represented properly and wanted it to come alive on stage as an extra energy and added presence to the work. Through a development process with Jacob Nash we came up with a simple and raw stage setting allowing the images to be the hero of the design. Having the images as the main focal point makes me feel like Michael is there, and everyone is onstage together."

Daniel Riley

Sections of Riley:

  • Boomerang
  • Locust
  • Bible (Women)
  • Angel
  • Bible (Men)
  • Broken Wing
  • Feather

Duration: 35 Minutes

Riley premiered in 2010 as part of the double bill of earth and sky, which included Riley and Artefact.





Premiere Season: National Tour | 2010
of earth and sky: Riley Program 2010