Biennale of Sydney

LEARNING | NIRIN AT HOME: Eric Bridgeman and Haus Yuriyal

Eric Bridgeman installing SUNNA (Middle Ground). Photograph: Zan Wimberley
Eric Bridgeman installing SUNNA (Middle Ground). Photograph: Zan Wimberley
Eric Bridgeman installing SUNNA (Middle Ground). Photograph: Zan Wimberley
Eric Bridgeman and Haus Yuriyal, SUNA (Middle Ground), 2020, multimedia installation, round house, picture house, painting, bilum weaving, photography, video, audio. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts. Courtesy the artist; Milani Gallery, Brisbane; and Gallerysmith, Melbourne. Photograph: Emily McTaggart
Eric Bridgeman and Haus Yuriyal, SUNA (Middle Ground), 2020, multimedia installation, round house, picture house, painting, bilum weaving, photography, video, audio. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts. Courtesy the artist; Milani Gallery, Brisbane; and Gallerysmith, Melbourne. Photograph: Jessica Maurer
Eric Bridgeman and Haus Yuriyal, SUNA (Middle Ground), 2020, multimedia installation, round house, picture house, painting, bilum weaving, photography, video, audio. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts. Courtesy the artist; Milani Gallery, Brisbane; and Gallerysmith, Melbourne. Photograph: Jessica Maurer
Eric Bridgeman and Haus Yuriyal, SUNA (Middle Ground), 2020, multimedia installation, round house, picture house, painting, bilum weaving, photography, video, audio. Commissioned by the Biennale of Sydney with generous support from Arts Queensland and the Australia Council for the Arts. Courtesy the artist; Milani Gallery, Brisbane; and Gallerysmith, Melbourne. Photograph: Jessica Maurer
Eric Bridgeman installing SUNNA (Middle Ground). Photograph: Zan Wimberley

'SUNA' in the words of Eric Bridgeman

"Suna is a word in Yuri language used to describe a middle ground, a safe and central location in a village ideal for gathering, and distant enough from potential conflicts at the borders."

'SUNA' in the words of Eric Bridgeman

NIRIN AT HOME, Sounds Around You, activity example.

NIRIN AT HOME | Sounds Around You

What creates a sense of place? When someone asks you to describe your home and where you live, how would you describe it? You might think immediately about the physical surroundings: a lounge room, dining chairs, your bedroom. But have you ever thought about describing your sense of home and place using sound?

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