The Land is talking… through the voices of Australian Aboriginal Artists
The Alliance Française de Sydney is hosting a carefully curated and unique art exhibition showcasing some of the greatest contemporary Indigenous Australian artists.
Art is central to Aboriginal life: it is the most powerful expression of their culture, the oldest continuous culture in the world. Combining tradition and innovation, these artworks are an invitation to better understand and engage with these rich and vibrant cultures. These artworks share stories about people, places and beings, stories that reveal the remarkable interconnectedness between the land and the people who have inhabited it over millennia.
This exhibition seeks to reflect on the diversity of Indigenous Australian cultures across Australia, and the extraordinary talent of men and women, senior renowned figures and emerging artists alike.
Join us to (re)discover how the continuity with Ancestral past is manifested in vibrant and lively contemporary Indigenous art.
Join us for a memorable evening showcasing the best of contemporary Indigenous Australian art in this beautiful exhibition curated by Benedicte Belzung. Includes a glass of wine upon arrival and special performance by artist Barayuwa Munuŋgurr from Yirrkala in the Northern Territory.
FREE GUIDED VISITS:
Throughout the duration of the exhibition period, free guided visits will be conducted by the curator. They will occur every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
MEET THE CURATOR:
Benedicte Belzung is the founder of Everywhen Arts, a company based in Sydney and Paris, which aims to promote quality and ethical Australian Indigenous art through education, curation, exhibition and ethical sourcing. Benedicte travels regularly to the Indigenous remote communities to meet artists and aboriginal owned art centres teams.
She has recently curated two exhibitions in Sydney (“From Earth to Art” in December 2018 and “Passing on” in May 2019). As an art educator she regularly conducts commented visits of the major museums in Australia, and delivers talks on Australian Aboriginal art and culture.
– Exhibition dates: Friday 6 December to Thursday 19 December
– Guided visits:
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
TIME: On Friday 6 December 1pm – 5pm
Any other day 9am – 7pm
Closed on Saturday
VENUE: Basement, Level 1 and Level 13, Alliance Française de Sydney, 257 Clarence Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Photo: Barayuwa Munungurr – Yarrinya – copyright The Artist Courtesy Buku Larrngay Mulka Art Centre