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Opening: giyawarra-nanha gulbalanha / disturbing the peace and Bethany Thornber


Michael Cook,
Bidjara people Brisbane, Queensland
Undiscovered, 2010
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

Join us in celebrating the opening of our Summer exhibition program, giyawarra-nanha gulbalanha / disturbing the peace and Bethany Thornber It’s flamin hot darl.

giyawarra-nanha gulbalanha / disturbing the peace is a significant exhibition of First Nations artistic practice featuring works from the National Gallery of Australia, plus key works from the Murray Art Museum Albury Collection. The exhibition foregrounds the stories told by First Nations artists, forming a collective dialogue that rejects the act of silencing and seeks to disrupt the colonial narrative. Featured artists include: Avril Quaill, Christopher Pease, Danie Mellor, Jonathan Jones, Judy Watson, Julie Dowling, Lesley Murray, Lin Onus, Liz McNiven, Michael Cook, Ricky Maynard, Roy Kennedy, Sandra Hill, Tony Albert and Vernon Ah Kee.

It’s flamin hot darl is a large-scale wall painting by Wiradjuri artist Bethany Thornber that draws on childhood memories and family stories of summers spent on the banks of the Milawa (Murray River). Thornber’s visual language of animal, plant and human motifs consider themes of historical and environmental impact on the post-colonial landscape.

What to expect:
Doors open from 5.30pm
A Welcome to Country from Aunty Edna at 6.00pm
Performance by Dinawan’s Connection

Free event, all welcome

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