Jazmina Cininas – ‘The Sparrow Made Some Beer’

In News February 11, 2022


Image above: Jazmina Cininas  Farmyard scene  various lagerphones with stands (salvaged timber, used bottle caps, nails, rubber stoppers)  2011-2021  dimensions variable. Photo courtesy of Andrius Lipšys.

We are thrilled to share the details of Jazmina Cininas’s current exhibition, ‘The Sparrow Made Some Beer’, at Counihan Gallery in Brunswick

‘The Sparrow Made Some Beer’ is an immersive, cross-cultural installation. It is made up of lagerphones in the shapes of Lithuanian animals. As well as setting the scene, these lagerphones serve as percussive instruments.

The installation will be animated by a live performances of Lithuanian folk songs by The Lost Clog. The performances weave a narrative song cycle from universal themes of harvest, war, love, and loss. This multi-sensory experience takes audiences of all ages on a visual, auditory, and poetic reimagining of Lithuanian traditions. You don’t need prior knowledge of Lithuanian language to enjoy!

‘The Sparrow Made Some Beer’ offers a celebration of a minority culture that spearheaded the first wave of post-war immigration. The exhibition recognises the contribution of immigrant and refugee populations to Australia’s cultural fabric.

‘The Sparrow Made Some Beer’ is presented in association with the Brunswick Music Festival, and supported by the Australian Lithuanian Foundation and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

The exhibition opens at 10am on Saturday 5 February, which will be held online only on Facebook Live. Click here to RSVP. The gallery will be open for in-person visitation from 11am, Saturday 5 February, with the exhibition current until 2 April 2022. Visit the Counihan Gallery website for further information.

Jazmina will be giving an artist talk on Saturday 19 February at 2pm. This event is free, but booking is required. Click here to book.


Follow this link to listen to Jazmina in conversation with Daniel Browning on Radio National