Date: Saturday, 9 March 2019 - Sunday, 24 March 2019
Time: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Myrtle House, Wollombi, NSW
This exhibition is presenting works by three very talented Aboriginal artists: Wayne Krause, Den Barber, and the Late Jodi Cameron.
A Wiradjuri man of the Parjong clan (Fish River people), Wayne paints traditional stories handed down to him by his elders. ” I call my art Aboriginal Surrealism. It tells the stories of the Wiradjuri and Ngemba people of NSW and also shows how I see country today. The medium I use is acrylic on canvas”.
From ‘doodling’ in class at school, Den’s artistic style has developed into the fine drawings he now produces, mainly of birds and reptiles. He also creates Aboriginal artefacts such as boomerangs, clap sticks, digging sticks and coolamons, reflecting his cultural connection to country. Den first exhibited in NAIDOC Week in 2012 in “Lore Birds” at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre in Katoomba. He has recently attended a week long Indigenous Artist residency with the Bundanon Trust in the Shoalhaven district.
The Late Jodi Cameron
We wish to show our respect to Aunty Jodi Cameron. Jodi was a Darkinjung woman who grew up unaware of her Aboriginality, a member of the Stolen Generation. Upon learning of her heritage she embraced it deeply, spending the next 20 years of her life learning and living her culture until her death last year. Jodi began studying art at TAFE in Newcastle in 2016. “With the help and understanding of some wonderful Aunties and Uncles I have come to learn much about my Country, stories and people. My art is about showing spirit through a woman’s eye. I love my family and paint for them”
Join us at 6pm on Friday 8 March with refreshments. ALL welcome.
Open 10am – 4pm daily, from 9 – 24 March.