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Event - Opening Night: People Like Us and Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret)

Opening Night: People Like Us and Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret)

Opening Night: People Like Us and Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret)

Friday 4 August, 2017

Time: 18:00

Venue: Geraldton Regional Art Gallery

Contact: Eve York 08 99566750 evey@cgg.wa.gov.au

| ON SHOW 4 AUG - 30 SEPT 2017 | 

The Geraldton Regional Art Gallery invites you, your family and friends to the official opening of our two upcoming exhibitions Yagu Gurlbarl and People Like Us on Friday evening, the 4th of August 2017.

Curated by Charmaine Green, Yagu Gurlbarl presents an exploration by Dowling into the compensation for stolen wages, and reparations for slavery in Indigenous communities. The exhibition will be officially opened by Dr Carol Dowling.

Since her first solo exhibition at Fremantle Arts Centre in 1995, Dowling has earned a substantial national and international reputation as an artist of extraordinary vision. Her work has been exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas, notably at Art Fair Cologne in 1997, Beyond the Pale: Contemporary Indigenous Art, 2000 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, and the RAKA AWARD: Places that name us, The Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, 2003. 

People Like Us captures universal aspects of the contemporary human condition in film, animation, digital and interactive art. In a diverse collection of recent new media works by Australian and international practitioners, the exhibition also reveals the many experimental technologies being deployed by artists as they comment on issues confronting us in the 21st century.

A National Exhibitions Touring Support Australia exhibition developed by UNSW Galleries and toured by Museums & Galleries of NSW. The National Touring Initiative is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal funding body, and by the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments.

Image: Julie Dowling, Aunty Violet, 2017. Acrylic, Red Ochre and mica gold on canvas. Courtesy of the artist