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Soaring – The Golden Eagle Festival of Mongolia Art

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When

Wednesday 1 November - Sunday 19 November
11 - 5pm Wednesday to Sunday
Art After Hours : Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th until 10pm

Where

Art Space

Price

Free

Soaring – The Golden Eagle Festival of Mongolia is a photography exhibition. The exhibition focuses on the Kazakh Eagle Hunters of Mongolia and their tradition of horseback eagle falconry. This tradition is celebrated each October at the annual Golden Eagle Festival where there are a series of games that showcase the speed, agility, accuracy and Kazakh dress of the eagle and trainer. It marks the beginning of the hunting season.

My exhibition includes images of the two-day festival, the unique experiences that I had outside the festival during my times there with the eagle hunters and their families. My exhibition includes a portrait of the eagle which continues to have a mythical resonance in the Asian eagle hunting nations of Mongolia, southern Siberia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Kyrgyzstan.

This series of work is a study of reverie, a powerful alchemy that the performer and audience inspire, exist in, and respond to during the cycle of a festival. A presence that everyone has a part in, that brings an otherworldliness to the occasion; an atmosphere of something greater than ourselves.

The Eagle Huntress

FREE documentary film screening
Thursday, 9th November at 6pm
Willoughby Library on The Concourse,
Ground, 409 Victoria Ave, Chatswood
Bookings essential @ willoughby.nsw.gov.au

Presentation by Karen Smith, Education Officer Aboriginal Heritage Office.
Saturday 11th November
Time: 2.30 – 3.30pm
Art Space on The Concourse
Synopsis : The Aboriginal Heritage Office (AHO) is a joint initiative by Lane Cove, North Sydney, Northern Beaches, Strathfield, Willoughby and Ku-ring-gai councils, in aprogressive move to protect Aboriginal Heritage. The AHO develops and implements community education programs and events aimed at increasing the collective knowledge of Aboriginal cultural heritage. Learn about Willoughby’s local peoples and their saltwater lifestyle. With a brief introduction by Sophie.


 

 

Image credits: Sophie Howarth, Golden Eagle, Mongolia, 2014. Colour Photographic prints on museum quality fine art paper.

Contact: Sophie Howarth on 0408403253 or email sophie@sophiehowarthphotography.com

Facebook Page: Sophie Howarth Photography

Instagram: @SophieHowarthPhotography 

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