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Myall Creek and Beyond

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Myall Creek and Beyond

Sat 31 July - Sun 19 September

On the afternoon of Sunday 10 June 1838, a group of eleven convicts and ex-convict stockmen led by a squatter, brutally slaughtered a group of twenty-eight Aboriginal men, women and children who were camped peacefully at the station of Myall Creek in the New England region. 180 years after these events a group of Indigenous contemporary artists created works which explore the issues and complexities of this significant historic event and its aftermath locally and nationally.

Myall Creek and beyond was two years in development by the New England Regional Art Museum working with guest curator Bianca Beetson and features work by artists Robert Andrew, Fiona Foley, Julie Gough, Colin Isaacs, Jolea Isaacs, David and Tim Leha with Quarralia Knox, Laurie Nilsen, Judy Watson, Warraba Weatherall, as well as the Myall Creek Gathering Cloak made by members of the local community working with Carol McGregor.

“The artists selected for this exhibition were chosen due to their ability to create work which deepens the conversation,” said Guest Curator Bianca Beetson. “All of them, in different ways, interrogate dialogues surrounding Aboriginal massacres, frontier wars and hidden histories, whether it’s through the artists creating work which responds to the place ‘Myall Creek’, or the artist’s broader response to issues surrounding Australia’s frontier history.”

Myall Creek and beyond is a partnership between the New England Regional Art Museum and the Friends of Myall Creek Memorial and the touring exhibition has been supported by Visions of Australia.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this exhibition contains images, and names of deceased persons.

 

Image: ROBERT ANDREW  Country, Ground, Earth, Sand, Time and Space – Material Details, 2017. Image courtesy of the artist.

Details

Start:
Sat 31 July
End:
Sun 19 September
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.bathurstart.com.au/exhibitions/upcoming/40-exhibitions/upcoming/581-myall-creek-and-beyond

Venue

Bathurst Regional Art Gallery
70-78 Keppel Street
Bathurst, NSW 2795 Australia
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Phone:
(02) 6333 6555
Website:
https://www.bathurstart.com.au

Other

Local government area
Bathurst Region
Artforms
Visual arts

 

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