Celebrates the Aboriginal culture of south-east Australia by exploring one particular strand of Koori art practice the use of line by male artists
Being a foundation to Koori mens work, and its most dominant feature, the line can be traced through the generations a clear cultural tradition that has endured massive change.
By bringing together artworks dating from pre-contact to today, including shields, paintings and works on paper, by artists such as William Barak, Tommy McRae, Roy Kennedy, HJ Wedge, Steaphan Paton and Reko Rennie, this groundbreaking exhibition shows that while ideas, images and practices have been translated over time the use of line has remained.
Covering an area that extends along the Murray-Darling River system, from New South Wales and Victoria to South Australia, the exhibition identifies the shared experiences, relations and ideas that bind together the Koori community the 100 or more different language groups of south-east Australia while also celebrating the diversity witnessed throughout region.
Art Gallery of New South Wales Website