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Wed, 03 July

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Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios

Opening Event- NAIDOC Week Exhibitions

Join us for the opening event and enjoy some refreshments.

Opening Event- NAIDOC Week Exhibitions
Opening Event- NAIDOC Week Exhibitions

Time & Location

03 July 2024, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios, Upper Level, 164 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove NSW 2066, Australia

About the event

This opening event is for the following exhibitions, both part of our programming for NAIDOC Week 2024.

On the night, we will be joined by musical guests Bow and Arrow, a Contemporary First Nations (Wiradjuri/Ngunawal/Ngambri/Gamilaraay) electro-soul trio based on Gadigal land. They fuse modern and Traditional instruments which create a unique sound and notable rare live experience.

We will also have delicious Contemporary Australian meets Bush Tucker canapes by Aboriginal-owned business Kallico Catering available for all guests, as well as wines from ChaLou Wines!

My Country- Tingari

Bob Gibson Tjungurrayi

b.1974, Ngaanyatjarra

The son of renowned artist Mary Gibson, Ngaanyatjarra artist, Bob Gibson Tjungurrayi paints with a colourful and joyful intensity. Interpreting his father’s Country (Pintupi) and his mother’s Country (Ngaanyatjarra), Gibson Tjungurrayi expresses his experiences of these Countries via bold brush strokes and vivid colour palettes - choices that are informed by a profound and continuing connection to Culture.

Rekindling

curated by Leanne Tobin

The reawakening of our fundamental connections to Ngurra (Mother Earth) has never been more pressing. In a turbulent and unsettling world climate, humanity has become more impersonal and more removed from our natural surrounds. The need to embrace the Old Wisdoms and revive our interconnections  with Mother Earth/Ngurra and each other has never been more urgent. Reigniting past stories is essential to healing both Spirit and Country. Truth-telling about place brings healing, understanding and empathy for all living beings and allows those interconnections to happen.  

This exhibition during NAIDOC, celebrates our people’s resilient spirit, the reassertion of identity, and acknowledges the ongoing struggle for recognition and belonging in an everchanging world. Created by mainly younger generations, old stories have been adapted, taking on new forms and new media, rekindling the fires of their Ancestors. The inclusion of more current and contemporary stories has now become part of their Dreaming. 

This show allows glimpses into the profound spiritual connections Aboriginal people continue to maintain with Country and invites others to also learn and reconnect to Ngurra and offers truth, courage and hope. 

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