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Ancestral Gaze

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Ancestral Gaze

Ancestral Gaze

12 Aug 2022 – 12 Oct 2022

Ancestral Gaze by Xavier Pinard is a series of large-scale charcoal on paper portraits of indigenous people from different parts of the world.  

In this body of work, Pinard explores the “gaze” of these different people and how this communicates their strength, pride and sense of belonging to their unique culture and country. 

Pinard is a Yackandandah-based artist best known for his play sculptures and public artworks. He has also had a professional career as an acrobatic high diver. In creating these drawings, Pinard has rediscovered the joy of drawing with charcoal after a 30-year hiatus.  

Pinard left his homeland of France to settle in Australia. As someone who has left and disconnected from their birthplace, he has great admiration for, and a fascination with, the relationship that exists between person and their country – one that is anchored in reciprocity and respect. 

Gallery Details

Hyphen - Wodonga Library Gallery
126 Hovell St
Wodonga VIC 3690
T: (02) 6022 9330
E: hyphen@wodonga.vic.gov.au
W: hyphenwodonga.com.au

Opening Hours
Weekdays 10am to 6pm
Weekends 10am to 3pm

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.