Photo Series: 'Mwaga, A Bird at the End of the World'
In conjunction with the Sommerfest, we will have the world premiere of an exhibition by distinguished photographer, Jutta Malnic: Mwaga, a Bird at the End of the World.
Jutta Malnic has accumulated a vast collection of photographies over her lifetime. Born in Berlin to a German father and Australian mother, she went to photo school and then acquired her first work experience as a photojournalist in Berlin.
After her family decided to move to Sydney, she began to work as an on-board photographer on a shipping line. Between 1950 and 1969 she went on 72 cruises around the Pacific islands. From the beginning, Jutta Malnic approached her art as a storyteller. It speaks of a connectedness with nature, of family values, and of harmony. Her body of work glows with her ever-growing enchantment with the people and lifestyle around the Pacific.
One example is the photographic series Mwaga, A Bird at the End of the World
around the local bird species called Mwaga — a Gannet. Locally referred to as "The Navigator Birds" the ancient Polynesian seafarers used these birds’ behaviour and movements as a navigation tool. The image series tells a tale of the close relationship between humans and animals as they live together in a near-synergetic relationship. Jutta Malnic will attend the opening to answer questions about her outstanding body of work.
Entry is free, but registration
for the opening night at the Goethe Sommerfest is necessary because of limited capacity.
Special guests at the opening night:
Dr. Norbert Lammert, former President of the Bundestag and Deputy Chairman of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung
Lothar Freischlader, German Consul General Sydney
After the opening night you can visit the exhibition without registration during the opening hours. It wil be on display until the 2nd February 2018. Please note that the Goethe-Institut Sydney is closed during christmas.
Mo to Tue: 9.30 am until 4.30 pm
Fr: 9.30 am until 3 pm