Strong Women, Strong Painting, Strong Culture
Strong Women, Strong Painting, Strong Culture is a groundbreaking celebration of the power and importance of women's artmaking in central and western desert Aboriginal communities.
As traditional owners of their country and custodians of vast oral archives of knowledge and skill, these artists use their art practice to teach the Tjukurpa (the Dreaming) to younger generations and to pass on knowledge and skills in painting, printmaking, fibre and textiles. They have used art to help win native title to their land and, jointly with men artists, they own and control their community art centres.
A program of talks in the University Gallery will commence with a co-curator's talk by Deborah Sims and Matt Dickson on Thursday 18 April at 5.30pm. There will also be a floor talk by University lecturer Dr Angela Philp on Friday, 3 May at 12.30pm.
Don't miss the opportunity to view this superb exhibition from the Sims Dickson collection and share in the stories of these talented women.
The exhibition is open to the public. Entry is free.
WHEN: 17 April - 4 May
Gallery hours are Wed-Sat 12-6pm
Opening 5.30pm Thursday, 18 April
WHERE: University Gallery (see campus map for directions)
University of Newcastle