Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Aboriginal arts and culture focus of new exhibition
Internationally renowned artist Maree Clarke will be at Arts Space Wodonga today as her artworks are installed for Reimaging Culture: Contemporary Connections to Country.
This powerful collection of multimedia works continues Clarke’s focus on the revival of south-east Australian Aboriginal art and culture — reaffirming and revitalising lost traditions and signifying the rightful place of these practices within contemporary art.
The exhibition celebrates the passing on of cultural knowledge and traditional art practices, with many new works being the result of collaborations between the artist and young members of her family.
Clarke’s constantly evolving practice unites traditional materials, method and meanings with emerging technology as a means to immerse viewers and mesh the present with the past.
An artist talk will be held on Thursday, June 21 at 6pm, where the Mutti Mutti and Boon Wurrung artist will talk about the processes and motivations surrounding her work at an event that is free for ages.
The community and visitors are then invited to celebrate the exhibition opening at Arts Space Wodonga on Saturday, June 23 at 2pm.
Arts Space Wodonga will also celebrate NAIDOC Week on Wednesday, July 11 from 10.30am to 12.30pm with a free dance performance and morning tea to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and achievements.
All ages are welcome but children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
Reimaging Culture: Contemporary Connections to Country will run at Arts Space Wodonga from Friday, June 8 (today) to Saturday, July 21, 2018.