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the TERRA within

Curated by Warwick Keen

Sat 10 Oct -

Sat 05 Dec

Main and Foyer Gallery

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.

Image: Teena McCarthy, 'Sorrow' (detail) 2018, inkjet on silk cloth, 146 x 90cm, Courtesy of the Artist

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Altered States

Tamara Dean & Nicole Welch

Sat 30 Nov -

Sat 08 Feb

All galleries

Altered States explores Australian identity and our changing relationship with our environment through photographs of the Australian Landscape which have been modified by the hand of the artist. By adjusting the expected vista, with the addition of foreign objects, figures or projections, these artists cause us to look twice at their works and question the land we inhabit and how we relate to it, now and throughout history.

Image: Tamara Dean - Messmate Stringybark, Nicole Welch - Apparition I

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Iyanla

Paula do Prado

Sat 07 Sep -

Sat 28 Sep

Main Gallery

Iya-nla means big mother. Using laborious techniques such as crochet and hand beading, Paula combines domestic cloths passed down from women in her family with recycled fabrics and yarns. The works function as sensorial triggers to explore the intersections of Paula’s family history with the Atlantic slave trade, colonisation and migration.

Image: Paula Do Prado, 'Armour'

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Sat 08 Dec -

Sat 09 Feb

All Galleries

For Guy Warren personal experience and memory are vitally important, intertwining with subject matter across his works. Certain events and places had such strong impact that they appear constantly throughout the paintings, prints and drawings Warren has produced over the past six decades.
A canoeing trip down the Shoalhaven River Warren undertook in 1939, at the age of sixteen, and a block of land at the head of the Jamberoo valley on which Warren built a shed have both been integral to his practice. Images of the river, canoe and the ‘hut on the hill,’ all imbued with memories and fantasies, are a strong presence throughout his works and the complex overlapping of form found within the rainforest has impacted depth and patterning across his entire oeuvre.

Image: Guy Warren, River Series, 2007