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Celebrating Culture: Contemporary Indigenous art

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GLEN EIRA Kent Morris, Boonwurung (St Kilda) - Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Celebrating Culture: Contemporary Indigenous art

2 May 2019 - 28 Jul 2019

Works by contemporary Indigenous artists are featured in this exhibition which examines themes of identity, colonisation, personal history, community and the diversity and richness of a significant cultural heritage.

Contemporary Indigenous experiences and cultural practices are investigated through a compelling selection of paintings, photography, drawings, mixed-media, video and installations by Brook Andrew, Tony Albert, Hannah Bronte, Michael Cook, Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi, Hayley Millar-Baker, Kent Morris, Vincent Namatjira, Wayne Quilliam, James Tylor and Vicki West on loan from public art museum collections, private collections and private galleries.

Curator: Diane Soumilas

Programmed in association with National Reconciliation Week, the 2019 Glen Eira Storytelling Festival and NAIDOC Week.

Artist’s floor talks
Hayley Millar-Baker and Kent Morris
Friday 28 June at midday
Join artists Hayley Millar-Baker and Kent Morris for an engaging discussion about their creative practice and the works in the exhibition. Free admission. Glen Eira City Council Gallery. 

Wayne Quilliam
Friday 5 July at midday
Join leading Indigenous photographer, cultural advisor and Adjunct Professor, Design and Social Context, Media and Communication, RMIT University Wayne Quilliam for a discussion about indigenous storytelling and his creative practice. Free admission. Glen Eira City Council Gallery.

GLEN EIRA Michael Cook Mother - Bicycle2016
Janet Fieldhouse
Confluence Scarification Hybrids Series 4 2018
Buff Raku Trachyte, Southern Ice 
40 x 39 x 18 cm
Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne

Image top: Michael Cook, Mother-Bicycle 2016, Inkjet print, 80 x 120 cm. Private Collection, Courtesy of THIS IS NO FANTASY.

Image above: Janet Fieldhouse, Confluence Scarification, Hybrids Series 4 2018, Buff Raku Trachyte, Southern Ice, 40 x 39 x 18 cm. Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne.

GLEN EIRA Hayley Millar Baker

Image above: Hayley Millar-Baker, Even if the race is fated to disappear 7 (Peeneeyt Meerreng/Before, Now, Tomorrow) 2017. Inkjet on cotton rag. Edition of seven, 150 x 80 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery.

Banner image: Kent Morris, Boonwurrung (St Kilda) Sulphur crested Cockatoo 2017. Archival print. 120 x 80 cm. Edition of eight. Courtesy of the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery.

Gallery Details

Glen Eira City Council Gallery
Corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads
Caulfield VIC 3162
T: (03) 9524 3333
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Opening Hours
Monday to Friday: 10am–5pm
Saturdays & Sundays: 1pm–5pm
Closed public holidays

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