COUNTRY IN MIND
7 MAY TO 31 JULY 2021
The art of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a modern vibrant expression of many Indigenous nations. Representation of Country is full of associative information connecting the past, present and future which always begins with Country in mind.
Working primarily with the USC Art Collection, this exhibition focuses on work from the central desert, the Kimberley to the northwest, Arnhem Land and the offshore islands in the far north and explores the continuum among communities who make work about Country while also delving into the idiosyncrasies of individual artistic expression.
This exhibition is part of Connecting Stories, an initiative of Creative Arts Alliance as part of the Regional Arts Services Network and is presented in partnership with Blaklash Creative and the SEQN Regional Gallery Network.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are advised that this exhibition may contain images, names, and voices of people who are deceased.
Nyuju Stumpy Brown, John Bulunbulun, Lydia Burak, Jukuna Mona Chuguna, Timothy Cook, Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori, Birrmuyingathi Maali Netta Loogatha, Susan Marawarr, Laurie Marburduk, John Mawurndjul, Horace Munmilli, Ivan Namirrkki, Esther Giles Nampitjinpa, Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa, Mitjili Napurrula, Phyllis Ningarmara, Naata Nungurrayi, Lena Nyadbi, Gloria Tamerre Petyarre, George Hairbrush Tjungurrayi, Thuganmu Arnold Watt, Terry Ngamandara Wilson and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu.
SPECIAL EVENT: TALKING COUNTRY IN MIND
Join us on Saturday 24 July at 2pm for a discussion about what Country means to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
THE READING GROUP
The Reading Group provides a platform for critical thinking and discussion around the ideas presented in our exhibitions. In July we read The Yield by Tara June Winch.
Join us on Saturday 22 May at 3pm for the opening of Country In Mind.