EXHIBITIONS @ the Centre Beaudesert

INDIGENOUS

COUNTRY, CULTURE, PLACE AND STORIES

9 JAN - 21 MAR 2018

 

OPENING

and MEET

THE ARTISTS

Friday 19 January 2018, 6pm for 6.30pm
Official Opening by Cr Greg Christensen Mayor SRRC

Performance by Jarred Fogarty and Tenzin Choegyal

 

RSVP

5540 5050 |

WHERE

The Centre Beaudesert, 82 Brisbane Street, Beaudesert

ALL WELCOME

An exhibition that explores what it means to be Indigenous to a place, how place affects culture and community and what happens when you are displaced from your home.  Featuring traditional and contemporary works by Australian Indigenous artists, Tibetan artists and North American Indigenous artists.

LIVING ON OR OFF COUNTRY 

We ask local artists what is it to be Indigenous and to “live on country” and what it is to be an Indigenous Australian living away from country?

The exhibition includes works by local Indigenous artists Waylene Currie, Donna Page, Kim Brolga Williams, Leeton Lee, John Long and Derek Fogarty.

image: KIM BROLGA WILLIAMS Injerima Mokari Tumpinyeri 2017 (detail) Acrylic on canvas.

 

SOME PEOPLE ARE STORIES

Vincent Serico (1949-2008) was born in Brisbane before being taken from his family at the age of four and sent to the mission at Cherbourg, Queensland. His mother was a Palm Island woman and his father was from Carnarvon. His stories are about living in different parts of Queensland, working, travelling, painting, and playing cards in old mission communities like Cherbourg, Palm Island, Mornington Island, Yarrabah, and Doomadgee.

Vincent’s art aims to acknowledge Aboriginal existence in a way that gives comfort, while recognising past pain, sorrow, longing and loss, and leaving a trace of them in the hearts of others. Some people are Stories has been curated and developed by Michael Eather for Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane.
A satellite exhibition will also be featured at the Boonah Cultural Centre.

 

THE SPIRIT OF PLACE

Working with Indigenous artists from around the world through the Seven Generations International Foundation Australia and the Festival of Tibet, we explore connection to place, first nations perspectives on living in a good way and being culturally and spiritually connected with country, as well as what is it like to be displaced from traditional homelands and be living as a migrant or refugee away from your country of origin.

The Spirit of Place includes works by Tibetan artists Karma Phuntsok, Tenzing Rigdol, Tashi Norbu, Tsherin SherpaDolma Chonzom, Chungpo TseringThe Monks of Tibet, Tenzin Choegyal, and North American INdigenous artists including Gavin Lyall working across painting, photography, traditional craftworks, jewellery, clothing, music, video, documentary and emerging contemporary mediums.

  

During Indigenous exhibition, the award winning documentary Bringing Tibet Home directed by Tenzin Tsetan Choklay will be screened as part of Scenic Rim Cultural Services 2018 World Movies program.

Starring Tenzing Rigdol, 14th Dalai Lama, Topten Tsering