Leading Queensland Indigenous Art to visit Redlands


Redland residents and visitors are set to be inspired by a travelling Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) exhibition featuring Indigenous artwork in the lead up to and during National Reconciliation Week.

Redland City Mayor Karen Williams said the landmark 2013 Indigenous Australian art exhibition, My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Queensland was one of the latest QAGOMA exhibitions to travel throughout regional Queensland.

“It’s wonderful timing for us to have the exhibition showing at the Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland from Sunday 14 May until Sunday 25 June 2017, concurrently with the Nandeebie Dreemz exhibition,” Cr Williams said.

“The Redlands has a rich Aboriginal culture and is proud to showcase local and global Indigenous cultures before, during and after this year’s National Reconciliation Week.

“As well as the two exhibitions at Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland, the Redland Performing Arts Centre will host Nandeebie Screen Indigenous Film Festival from 20 until 21 May – the first global Indigenous film event to be shown in Queensland.

“Redland Art Gallery, Capalaba is also currently showing Jarjums Life Museuman Out of the Box and Inala Wangarra exhibition featuring works by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from Minjerribah and Hymba Yumba Community Place – until 20 June.”

QAGOMA Director Chris Saines said the touring version of My Country features more than 25 works by 20 artists.

“The exhibition includes artworks from the Gallery’s holdings of Indigenous Australian painting, sculpture, fibre art, prints and photography which explore the history, contemporary issues and geographic country of Queensland’s Indigenous peoples,” Mr Saines said.

Image: Adrian King, Australia (1974–2013) All Blacks 2005, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Purchased 2006. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation Collection: Queensland Art Gallery.

Visiting Redland Art Gallery will be important works by contemporary Queensland artists including Michael Cook and Fiona Foley – as well as works by the late Torres Strait Islander artist Mirdidingkingathi Juwarrnda Sally Gabori – that describe deep connections to country.

A selection of QAGOMA’s popular Ku’ (Camp Dogs) by a group of Aurukun-based artists will also be on display.

Opening event and floor talk: My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art from Black Queensland

When: Friday 12 May from 6.30pm
Where: Redland Art Gallery, Cleveland

The exhibition to be opened by Kyla McFarlane, Acting Curatorial Manager, Australian Art, QAGOMA with Aunty Rose Borey performing the Welcome to Country

Join us after the official proceedings for canapés.

RSVP: Phone 30304163 or email the Redland Art Gallery.

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