How to Talk with a Mountain

How to Talk with a Mountain

Paper Mountain Gallery, Northbridge

7th October – 19th October 2012

Curated by Anna Dunnill


Exploring the mythology and cultural attitudes that swirl around mountains and high places, How to Talk with a Mountain presents a vertiginous journey upwards, presented by seven Western Australian artists who delve into geology, geography, cosmology, and exploration.

Artists: Sheridan Coleman, Benjamin Forster, Jessica Herrington (UK), Tony Nathan, Rebecca Orchard, Nien Schwarz and Kate-Anna St Valentine.

How to Talk with a Mountain is presented as a part of the AWESOME International Arts Festival for Bright Young Things.

How to Talk with a Mountain Catalogue

Photographs by Paper Mountain and Sheridan Coleman


Topoglossary, 2012, Sheridan Coleman, gouache and acrylic on board


Topoglossary: Cairn, 2012, Sheridan Coleman, gouache and acrylic on board


The Virtual Window, 2012, Sheridan Coleman, mixed media and model electrics

The King of the Mountain, or Urban Ascent, 2012, Sheridan Coleman, acrylic on photographs

Children’s Illustrated Landscape, 2012, Sheridan Coleman, watercolour on board