ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER ART
This new Gallery space will become a permanent display space for AGWA’s growing collection of objects.
The exhibition, Gifts to the Fallen, is both a pragmatic and sentimental response to death, and the ceremonies around it, from an Aboriginal perspective. It presents a combination of traditional and contemporary objects that reference Aboriginal mortuary beliefs and practices. By opening up these ideas, the exhibition is also an invitation for all of us to remember someone who was close or special – for remembering is perhaps the best and last gift we can give the departed.
Artists represented include Jean Baptiste Apuatimi, Janet Fieldhouse, Ricardo Idagi, Yvonne Koolmatrie, Dr David Malangi, Yhonnie Scarce, Roy Wiggan and Joyce Winsley.
1pm, Sunday 17 July 2016 | FREE
6pm, Wednesday 6 July
Foundation members will have a private tour with AGWA Curators Robert Cook and Carly Lane to view the two new display spaces.
Diverse & Dynamic – Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander works
Discover some of the many styles and themes that form this unique and inspiring expression of Australian Indigenous culture. View works that reflect the richness and diversity of Indigenous culture, from remote locations, regional and urban centres, all of which communicate the artists’ ideas about place, country, identity and belonging.
Baizam Tirig (sharks teeth) 2008
85.8 x 51.0 x 39.0 cm