Aboriginal Works from the Riddoch Art Gallery Collection
There are 21 artworks/artefacts in this exhibition. They are drawn from the Riddoch Gallery’s Collection of art that includes sculptures, paintings, works-on-paper, artefacts, ephemera, and the Gooch Collection of indigenous art. In the context of the Collection overall, the 21 works are from the Gallery’s own acquisitions gathered through gifts and purchases over many decades.
As the title suggests, many places and many times are represented here, as well as many identities and many concerns related to indigenous culture and history. Each work contains its own story and its own making-process and artistic intention. They are each therefore to be contemplated on their own terms in relation to their content and materiality. At the same time, they reveal the complex web of differences that emerge as personal, social, and community understandings of the worlds we make and inhabit.
The exhibition recognises and celebrates National Reconciliation Week 2017 – 27 May to 3 June 2017. The theme for this year is Let’s Take The Next Steps.
“The dates mark two milestones in Australia’s reconciliation journey: The 1967 referendum and the historic Mabo decision … we reflect on two significant anniversaries – 50 years since the 1967 referendum, and 25 years since the Mabo decision. As we commemorate these milestones, we ask all Australians to be a part of the next big steps in our nation’s reconciliation journey.”
See website: reconciliation.org.au; there are resources on the website to download for further research/education purposes.
Please note: for schools there is an education kit related to the PUNTTU PRINTS available from the gallery front desk, or via the link below: