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MARA
INDIGENOUS DESIGN, POLITICS AND FOOD CULTURE

29 June – 9 September '18

Mara: Indigenous design, politics and food culture celebrates the cultural heritage and living culture of Aboriginal people in north Queensland. In the Nyirrma (language) of the Djabuguy, Yirrganydji, Bulway, Nyagali and Gulay groups, mara means hand. In this context it refers to the hand that makes, gathers, prepares and hunts. The exhibition presents designed objects that are used in food gathering and preparation as a large-scale installation work. Also represented are designed objects used as adornments in ceremonial and cultural practices that utilise the bones, teeth and the shells of the hunted animals. MORE

CONTINENTAL DRIFT
BLACK / BLAK ART FROM SOUTH AFRICA AND NORTH AUSTRALIA

6 July – 23 September '18

Continental Drift: Black / blak art from South Africa and north Australia is the first major exhibition from a new Gallery program that celebrates and examines global black art and culture. Continental Drift highlights the shared experiences of contemporary blak/black artists from South Africa and north Australia. While both countries have different histories, British colonisation had dramatic effects on their black peoples, many of which continue to be experienced today. MORE

NORTH BY EAST WEST
RE–IGNITING A CULTURAL CONNECTION THROUGH PEARL SHELL

6 July – 19 August '18

North by East West: Re–igniting a cultural connection through pear shell celebrates the relationship between Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal cultures through a shared history based around the pearl shell, which was used both as a cultural medium and a commodity for industry. The traditional cultural practice of pearl shell carving and design continues today in the Torres Strait as well as the Kimberley Coast by contemporary artists through the creation of wood sculptures, fine jewellery, etchings and prints. The exhibition includes works by Torres Strait Islander artists, Sam Savage and Joel Sam, and two Bard artists, brothers Darrell Sibosado and Garry Sibosado. MORE