Combined Exhibition Opening

event date: 
Friday, 8 December 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Event to opened by Kirrae Wurrong/Gunditjmara artist Vicki Couzens

Warrnambool Art Gallery and Director Vanessa Gerrans welcome you to the opening of:

 

Warakurna: All the stories got into our minds and eyes

An exhibition of contemporary paintings and sculptures that document a new art movement emerging from the Western Desert community of Warakurna (a community that lies near the foot of the spectacular Rawlinson Range, 300 kilometres west of Uluru). Warakurna is a travelling exhibition developed by the National Museum of Australia.

 

An Ever Present Universe

Featuring in-language story telling by Vicki Couzens, South West artist Fiona Clarke presents the star dreaming story of the Seven Sisters: a culturally significant creation songline amongst a large number of Indigenous Australian language groups.

 

The Eve of My Status

Presenting new weavings and paintings by Elder Aunty Bronwyn Razem, Gunditjmara woman of the Kirrae Whurrong clan of western Warrnambool, master basket weaver and painter.

 

Ancestral Memories

A major exhibition of prints by South West Victorian-artist Dr Marion Manifold explores genetic memory including inherited family memories of wars, displacement, migration and settlement and more recent memories gained through living history and being immersed in the lives and belongings of former women of the Manifold family.

 

Hospitable Structures, Makeshift Spaces

An  exhibition of assemblages by Kate Price investigating the human condition and individuality.

                            

Friday, December 8th                 

Doors open 6.30pm. Speeches commence at 6.45pm. Event concludes 8.00pm

Warrnambool Art Gallery, 26 Liebig Street VIC 3280

Drinks and finger food provided

RSVP (03) 5559 4949, gallery@warrnambool.vic.gov.au

 

Image: Diana DeGabies, Barbedienne Fondeur, c.1868