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<P>Tommy McRae: <EM>Spearing the kangaroo</EM> c1880s-c1890Art Gallery of NSW collection, purchased 2004</P>

Tommy McRae: Spearing the kangaroo c1880s-c1890
Art Gallery of NSW collection, purchased 2004

Murruwaygu: following in the footsteps of our ancestors
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA  •  Art Gallery of New South Wales  •  28 November 2015 - 21 February 2016

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 men’s 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


Art Gallery of New South Wales
Art Gallery Rd, The Domain 2000
Sydney, Australia

Tel: 1800 679 278

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