Image: Teena McCarthy, 'Sorrow' (detail) 2018, inkjet on silk cloth, 146 x 90cm, Courtesy of the Artist
the TERRA within is a major exhibition exploring the themes impact and survival in relation to the 250th Anniversary of Cook’s voyage to the east coast of Australia, featuring powerful artworks by more than 30 Indigenous artists.
It addresses the impacts of the past 250 years of colonisation and celebrates the survival of the oldest living culture in the world. Drawing from artists across Australia, with a particular focus on South Coast voices, this exhibition brings together traditional and contemporary art, exploring the multitude of experiences and perspectives of this significant anniversary. It acknowledges the trauma, brings new and different voices to light and provides a place to celebrate the continuation of culture, knowledge and connection to country.
With exciting new commissions, contemporary works from artist's own collections and loaned works from Wollongong Art Gallery, Campbelltown Arts Centre and the University of Wollongong Art Collection, this show incites a conversation that traverses many issues and decades.
Vernon Ah Kee
Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Johnny Bulun Bulun
Paddy Fordham Wainburranga
Harry J Wedge