1 APRIL – 3 MAY
Curated by Matt Dickson and Deborah Sims.
Presented in support of the Newcastle Writers Festival 2020.
OPENING FRIDAY 3 APRIL FROM 5:30PM
TRUTH: THEN / NOW / EVERYWHEN emerged from a theoretical exhibition presented in the context of a submission to the editor at a prominent Australian art magazine, exploring ideas around truth-telling, brutality and the story of Australia’s past. On the 250th anniversary of Captain James Cook’s first voyage to Australia in 1770, the exhibition presents artworks by contemporary Aboriginal artists whose works challenge both the way we approach and tell our history and the very notion of art itself.
In ways that are innovative, poetic and generous, these works transcend the stories of then and now, and instead inhabit the everywhen: an ever-present time that is constantly regenerated.
Sally Mulda, Abbott’s Camp 2016, acrylic on linen 125 x 200 cm. Courtesy Tangentyere Artists and the Sims Dickson Collection.