12 Dec 2014 – 22 Mar 2015
Location: Yiribana Gallery
To 'embody’ is to articulate or give a material or evident form to (an idea, quality or emotion).
To embody the experiences of ancestors or history is to re-embody with all the sentiment and knowledge provoked by the initial event as well as the relevance of the present.
Embodiment draws on the complex dialogues of Indigenous and Australian history (and who authors it), restriction/liberation and gesture. The exhibition features works by Aboriginal artists Christian Thompson, Tony Albert, Vernon Ah Kee, r e a, Julie Gough and Darren Siwes.
Image: Darren Siwes Jingli Kwin 2013 (detail) © Darren Siwes. Courtesy of the artist and GAGPROJECTS/Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.