Past Exhibition Details

the TERRA within

Curated by Warwick Keen

Sat 10 Oct -

Sat 05 Dec

Main and Foyer Gallery
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.

Featured Artists: 

Karla Dickens
Teena McCarthy
Gordon Syron
Fiona Foley
Amala Groom
Jason Wing
Vernon Ah Kee
Blak Douglas
Mervyn Bishop
Emily Kame Kngwarreye
Lorraine Brown
Narelle Thomas
Johnny Bulun Bulun
Vic Chapman
Cheryl Davison
Mabel Dungay
Julie Freeman
Yvonne Koolmatrie
Alice McKenzie
Caroline Oakley
Steven Russell
Phyllis Stewart
Esme Timbery
Rose Timbery
Paddy Fordham Wainburranga
Harry J Wedge
Warwick Keen
Ellen Trevorrow
Margaret Yam
Narputta Nangala
Sally Morgan
Wenten Rubuntja
Enos Namatjira
Kirli Saunders
Peter Hewitt
Jaz Corr
Noel Wellington
David Nolan
Gordon Hookey
Roy Kennedy
Kevin Gilbert
Michael Cook
Marie McMahon
Christian Thompson

Exhibition Video