Macquarie University Art Gallery

Macquarie University Art Gallery

Leanne Tobin, Boorawa Wara Pemulyuu Kimberwalli, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 91 x 91.4 cm, Commissioned by the Social Inclusion Pro Vice Chancellor, Professor Gail Whiteford, 2011, Macquarie University Art Collection, photograph: Photowrite, Effy Alexakis, © Leanne Tobin

Dharug Connections: Presences, Places and Practices

A Macquarie University Art Gallery exhibition in collaboration with Walanga Muru, Macquarie University.

10 October − 13 November 2019
Curators: Rhonda Davis, Kate Hargraves and Sue Pinckham

Dharug Connections: Presences, Places and Practices demonstrates the importance of connecting to place and belonging. The land is a link between all aspects of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people's existence - spirituality, culture, language, family, lore/law and identity. The intimate knowledge of a place forms this strong connection that is inherent to Indigenous identity. The connection formed through Language and Storytelling by Ancestors has been recorded through art on different surfaces: bark, rock, canvas and sand. These are the continuing connection to culture and belonging.

Artists: Bronwyn Bancroft, Marina Pumani Brown, Kerrie Kenton, Polly Ngale, Jean Nampijinpa, Naata Nungurrayi, Ada Bird Petyarre, Gloria Petyarre, Angelina Pwerle, Rebecca Smith, Phyllis Thomas, George Ward Tjungurrayi, Chris Tobin, Leanne Tobin, and more.


Macquarie University Art Gallery
19 Eastern Rd, Macquarie University, NSW 2109 Australia

T: 02 9850 7437

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