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HERE+NOW: A Decolonist Visualisation of the Illawarra

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  • Wollongong
    Wollongong Art Gallery
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Wollongong Art Gallery would like to show their respect and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the Land, Elders past, present and emerging and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

HERE+NOW: A Decolonist Visualisation of the Illawarra is a First Nations led exhibition Curated by ‘visiting curator’ Ngugi artist-scientist Stephanie Beaupark, showcasing emerging artists with a connection to the llawarra; the works forefront First Nations perspectives and are grounded in storytelling about shared experiences, sense of community and place.

This exhibition is a call for a place-based decolonialism; a localised deconstruction of the pervading colonialist lens of knowing and being in the world, to rethink how as a community we can move forward in our diversity, through reconciliation and healing.

Artists: Bella Chidlow, Will Edgar, Meahlah Langlo-Brown, Alinta Maguire, Jessica Mook- Brown, The Ovuhm Collective, Tom Page, Beatrix Rowe, Kirli Saunders.

Weaving Circle with Phyllis Stewart
Saturday 31 October
Session times: 12.30 -1.20pm, 1.30 - 2.20pm, 2.30 – 3.20pm
Explore traditional weaving techniques with acclaimed weaver and artist Phyllis Stewart. Free. Book online at eventbrite.com.au (search Wollongong Art Gallery).

Panel Discussion
Wednesday 11 November, 11am – 12noon
Curator-led discussion about the exhibition concept and how each artist’s work addresses this. Free. Book online at eventbrite.com.au (search Wollongong Art Gallery)


Saturday 28 November, 6pm
Live Music, poetry, talks and tours with the curator and artists. This event will be available online.