The University of Newcastle, Australia

A sneak peek into Truth: Now/Then/Everywhen

Monday, 4 May 2020

Truth: Now/Then/Everywhen brings together an impressive selection of works by artists such as Nancy Nanana Jackson and Judith Yinyika Chambers, Kaylene Whiskey and Robert Fielding and intersects true life stories with works such as Abbott’s Camp, 2016 by Sally Mulda – an Arrernte and Southern Luritja artist from the Central Desert region. Mulda’s painting practice is figurative, using text and bright colours to express brutal and dark truths about everyday life, documenting her experience and the surrounding social and political situations that her community experience.

Sally Mulda
Image: Sally Mulda, Abbott’s Camp 2016 Acrylic on linen 125 x 200 cm, courtesy Tangentyere Artists and the Sims Dickson Collection

This exhibition presents contemporary Aboriginal artists whose work challenges the way history is told, and the very notion of art itself. The works traverse stories from then and now, inhabiting the everywhen: an ever-present time that is constantly regenerated.

Interpretations of Country are brought inside the gallery space and challenging brutal truths are brought into intimate public view, Truth: Now/Then/Everywhen will be opening to the public with exhibition dates to be announced.

For more information on the Watt Space Gallery program please contact the Gallery team at wattspacegallery@newcastle.edu.au.

Image: Sally Mulda, Abbott’s Camp 2016 Acrylic on linen 125 x 200 cm, courtesy Tangentyere Artists and the Sims Dickson Collection


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