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A Thousand Prayers: (on the Camino Frances) Exhibition

A Thousand Prayers / (on the Camino Frances) Exhibition Founders Talk at Curl Curl Creative Space

A Thousand Prayers / (on the Camino Frances) presents the works of Elizabeth Eastland inspired by her journey of the 1000 kilometre walk along the Camino de Santiago de Compostela.

Each kilometre I recorded a ‘prayer’ – an observation, a gratitude, a wish – to honour that moment. As I walked, I invited others to join me, so in the end, I had a thousand prayers from pilgrims around the world. Some prayers were simple and others profound, all emerging from stories of loss, love, joy, pain, resilience, humour, and friendship.

This exhibition weaves images from the Camino and these prayers into an installation of pastel works on paper, silks in botanical dyes with coloured thread, and film, creating a layered experience inspired by this life transforming walk.


  • Dates: Thursday, 16 May 2024 – 10:00 am to Sunday, 26 May 2024 – 04:00 pm
  • Location: Curl Curl Creative Space

Opening celebration

  • Sat 18 May, 1:30pm – 3:30pm
  • Opening RSVP 
  • Miguel Olmo, curator, artist and manager of Gallery Lane Cove, a friend and native of Spain, will officially open the exhibition followed by reflections from fellow pilgrims who walked the Camino with me and have travelled from Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth to share their experiences.

Artist talk: Elizabeth Eastland in conversation with Caroline Baum

  • Thu 23 May, 4pm – 5pm
  • Artist talk RSVP
  • Caroline Baum is an internationally renowned author, journalist, and podcaster, whose podcast ‘Life Sentences’ focuses on Australia’s best contemporary biographers. She speaks with Elizabeth about the motivations of the pilgrimage which inspired the conceptual thread of her exhibition and what it was like to say a prayer every kilometre for 1000 kilometres. 

Coastal Walk to the exhibition – Freshwater Surf Lifesaving Club to Curl Curl Creative Space

  • Fri 24 May, 9am – 10am
  • Coastal Walk RSVP
  • Like minded fellow walkers are invited to join Elizabeth to walk, look, photograph or draw their way to the exhibition space starting from Freshwater along the spectacular cliff walk and ending up at Curl Curl Creative Space. About 40 minutes. Meet at 9:00 outside The Pocket Cafe at the Freshwater Surf Lifesaving club. Buy coffees there.

Talk by founders: Two Australian Caminos

  • Sat 25 May, 1pm – 2pm
  • Talk by founders  RSVP
  • Did you know that Australia hosts a handfull of its own Caminos? Come hear short talks on two of them from the amazing people who developed them. The 29-day Camino de Sydney, which passes by the front door of the Curl Curl Creative space, was developed by Brent Clark during Covid when he and his then fiancé, Giselle, were not able to travel to Spain. Hear about their engaging story, and yes, (tears well up) his proposal to her on the last leg. The 7 day Camino Salvado, developed by Dr Duncan Jefferson begins in Perth, and travels to the little-known monastery established by Dom Salvado in New Norcia. Australian Camino

More info here.

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25 May 2024


1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: Europe/Moscow
  • Date: 25 May 2024
  • Time: 6:00 am - 7:00 am