Place Projections


born in darkness before dawn, 2013

Larger-than-life images of Aboriginal women draped in cloth were projected onto the 20-metre façade of the Australian Museum to celebrate the importance of Sydney's Indigenous history and culture.


The blank, windowless wall of the Australian Museum on William Street in Sydney, was transformed by stills from an original film work, born in darkness before dawn, 2013, by Sydney-based Wiradjuri artist Nicole Foreshew.


The work explores the Aboriginal concept of place, tracing personal histories and connections to communities and features women draped in cloth imbued with traces of mineral and plant specimens.


The work is part of the City of Sydney's Eora Journey Recognition in the Public Domain which celebrates the living culture of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in Sydney.