Project Description

Three Forces of the Soul

WHAT: Exhibition, Performance and

DATES: 9th – 11th September 2016

Friday 9th September 7pm – Opening Performance

Saturday 10th September 10am – 4pm Free Talks, Demonstrations & Exhibition

Sunday 11th September 10am – 3pm Hildegard Sensory Workshop

WHERE: Imperial Hotel Art Space, 80 Memorial Road, Eumundi 



Three Forces of the Soul was a collaborative event celebrating the musical, healing and artistic passions of twelfth-century mystic, Hildegard of Bingen. Three major threads of her work were brought together by Amanda Cole (Mezzo-Soprano), Heidi Merika (naturopath and medical), and Anne Harris. This Event was held as part of the Sunshine Coast Inaugural Horizon Festival.

Hildegard’s work inspired Anne to investigate 12th century dyeing and delve into her own European Ancestry to use the process’s of this time period to inform her work. For this exhibition six series of work were created, each one exploring a different aspect of this investigation. In one series Anne uses Hildegard’s books Physica, to engage with the philosophy of plant healing, and their properties. In another, the awareness of the spirit that holds us in our natural world is explored by taking records via print making, using the natural process of plant dyes.

Physica (Silk, Cotton, Wool, Natural Dye) A series of 18 images 200×250

Centre of Self – A Study of Process (Hemp Canvas, Natural Dye) 300×250

Now Think I & II (Hemp Canvas, Natural Dye) 1345×2355

Unknown Language  (Silk Cotton, Natural Dye, Mixed Media) 200×250

Kingfisher I, II, III, IV, V, VI (Linen, Natural Dye, Mixed Media) 300 x 300