Yagu Gurlbari (Big Secret)

ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) presents a collection of works by renowned artist Julie Dowling. Yagu Garlburl (Big Secret) centers on the theme of slavery of First Nations Peoples in Australia, both in past centuries and in current Australian society.

ArtGeo Gallery

Friday 05 July 2019 10:00AM -
Friday 05 July 2019 4:00PM

The exhibition presents a series of highly decorated figurative artworks that will draw in and engage the viewer. Closer inspection reveals a strong political edge challenging the myth that First Nations Peoples were/are lazy and a drain on society. The beauty presented in the works becomes a metaphor for the resilience and wisdom of First Nation’s Peoples to overcome the narrow narrative that has mythologised colonisation.

"The works in Dowling's exhibition speak of the atrocities of slavery and show how beautifully resilient her people are despite this." Carol Dowling

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