Ruminations explores the concepts of memory, place and time in the practices of leading artists, whose works have been recently acquired by the Warrnambool Art Gallery.
From Bidjara/Chinese-Australian Dr Christian Thompson AO exploration of Indigenous identity through photography and performance, to Gunditjmara/ Djabwurrung Hayley Millar-Baker’s deftly encrypted autobiographical interrogations, and Yorta Yorta Jandamarra Cadd’s depiction of Gunditjmara (Kirrae Whurrong/ Djab Wurrung) Bundjalung senior-elder and song man Archie Roach, to honour his extraordinary impact upon arts and culture.
Ruminations is an exhibition of recent acquisitions that celebrates the essential role donors play in the development of the Warrnambool Art Gallery’s collection. Since 1886, the Gallery’s collection has grown through the generous contributions of donors, collectors, philanthropic bodies, Foundations and various Friends and supports of the gallery. This selection of works celebrates their significant impact on our contemporary collection.
In particular the Warrnambool Art Gallery extends its gratitude to The Isobel and David Jones Family Foundation, The Robert Salzer Foundation, Lyndoch Living, and the Drinkwater Family for their contributions this exhibition.