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Mid-Western Regional Council welcomes you to attend our recently opened, state-of-the-art gallery for their latest exhibition featuring artist Anna-Wili Highfield.

About the exhibition

The sculptures pay homage to Australia’s principal dancing bird renowned for its spectacular movements during breeding season. Made from cotton paper and brass, the birds are suspended like marionettes, frozen mid-ballet in a gesture of call, response and mimicry.

Composer and musician Bree Van Reyk has created the accompanying sound piece which will intermittently join the dancing birds with instrumentals inspired by the brolga’s bold trumpeting.

As artist-in-residence, Anna-Wili first exhibited Mating Dance at Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie, where she spent time drawing inspiration from the abundant birdlife within the lands of the Dunghutti and Birpai people. Brolgas are also of significance to the Wiradjuri people of our region.

Anna-Wili’s aim is to choreograph a moment in nature that emphasises a shared spirit between humans and animals. Mating Dance is a flirtation with life.

Dates + times

Opening from Saturday 2 July + running daily from 9am until 5pm until Sunday 18 September.


Mudgee Arts Precinct Exhibition

90 Market Street, Mudgee


02 6372 1020

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