Opening Event: Country In Mind - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Opening Event: Country In Mind

Opening Event: Country In Mind

Saturday 22 May 3pm

Join us for the opening of Country In Mind.

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.

Curated by Christopher Bassi, 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.

This is a free event. Bookings essential.

Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda Sally Gabori
Australia c.1924-2015, Kaiadilt 
All the fish in the sea 2005
Synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 420.0 x 195.0cm
USC Art Collection. Acquired in 2012. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program by John Mainwaring.
© Mirdidingkingathi Juwarnda/Copyright Agency, 2020
Photo: Mick Richards

Event photography

This event will be photographed. Photos taken may be reproduced by USC in print and online. Please speak with staff at the event if you do not wish to be photographed.