The world is not a foreign land

Ngarra_Katcha_2006Presenting different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art in todays visual art landscape, the Tweed Regional Gallery presents The world is not a foreign land until 14 June 2015.

The exhibition brings together work by Indigenous artists Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions – the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley and North-eastern Arnhem Land.

Each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art. However, seen together, their work also reveals a series of productive and meaningful relationships; a network of connections that ask audiences to reconsider how certain objects and, by extension, certain practices, might relate beyond the confines of existing categories.

Curator Quentin Sprague said he travelled widely while researching the exhibition: “This exhibition brings together a group of artists whose work highlights new ways of thinking in-between the different regions, cultural groups or art histories within which each artist lives and works,” says Mr Sprague.

“In this sense, it’s about highlighting new relationships – whether formal, materialor poetic – which activate areas of overlap, resonance and even contradiction.”

The world is not a foreign land
Tweed Regional Gallery, 2 Mistral Road, Murwillumbah South
Exhibition continues to 14 June 2015
Free entry

For more information, visit: artgallery.tweed.nsw.gov.au for details.

Image: Ngarra Katcha 2006, synthetic polymer paint on paper, 50 x 70cm

The world is not a foreign land is an Ian Potter Museum of Art and NETS Victoria touring exhibition

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