Speaking Water

National Exhibition Register

  • Speaking Water still from Emily Jay - USA & Italy
    Emily Jay Speaking Water still from Emily Jay - USA & Italy, 2022
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    Image Credit
    Emily Jay - still from Speaking Water

About the exhibition

Speaking Water is a series of collaborations and video works by: Simone Hooymans, Anna Glynn, Jasmine Cederqvist, Emily Jay and Anastasia Savinova. The works are interwoven at times, with recurring imagery and sound overlapping; a watery journey and expedition between five respected, award-winning, contemporary artists. Composed of animation, experimental video, performance, and more, the series ebbs and flows just as water does, contemplating a voyage through time from the ancient ice and glaciers, rivers, waves and seas, to clouds and rain.

Five artists began a journey in 2021 with online conversations where water became the central motif to explore and strengthen their connections, reflecting on their original homelands and countries where they work. They shared videos, audio, spoken word, writing and song in an online folder, as a communal source of material to draw upon.

“…As a transnational collaboration between five contemporary artists, the work reveals the complexity of water across these different environments and perspectives. Transformation becomes the key to the transitions between artists’ works in Speaking Water. That is, until there’s not enough. …” 

  - Dr Brooke Boland from To Flow, her essay on Speaking Water.

Exchibition Details

To preview, please email anna@annaglynn.com for Speaking Water video link and password.

The exhibition includes:

  • SPEAKING WATER moving image/video single channel MP4 31:02 min 2022
  • Speaking Water - Artist commentary video single channel MP4 14:09 min 2022
  • Speaking Water - About the artists video single channel MP4 11:17 min 2022.

The exhibition can be set up as a larger projection or as works on monitors. Exhibition can be adapted according to the available gallery space.

Artists and Curator

Anna Glynn

Jasmine Cederqvist – Sweden https://www.jasminecederqvist.se/

Anna Glynn – Australia https://annaglynn.com/

Simone Hooymans – the Netherlands & Norway https://www.simonehooymans.com/

Emily Jay – USA & Italy http://emily-jay.com/

Anastasia Savinova - Sweden & Russia http://www.anastasiasavinova.com/

Available Dates and
Exhibition Details

Available dates
15/03/2023 - 30/12/2025
Exhibition size
Between 50-75 sq or running metres
Originating state
Organised by
Curated by Anna Glynn for Shoalhaven Regional Gallery
$1,000 (inc. freight)
Web Site
Accompanying materials available
Digital Catalogue, Public Program Opportunities
Other materials
Digital files available of: Signage Room brochure with exhibition essay by Dr Brooke Boland
Primary contact
Anna Glynn
0466 064 921