Dyarra Murrama Guwing - The Sun Setting Red
Barbara McGrady | Nadeena Dixon|Carmen Glynn-Braun
Curators: Rachael Kiang and Kyra Kum-Sing
Exhibition Dates: 4 Nov-5 Dec 2020
‘Dyarra Murrama Guwing’ (the sun setting red) is an intergenerational exhibition celebrating NAIDOC Week 2020. The brainchild of Gallery Lane Cove's curator Rachael Kiang, it was developed in collaboration and consultation with Aboriginal co-curator Kyra Kum-Sing to present Aboriginal matrilineal perspectives and insights to environmental care. As traditional custodians, the Aboriginal people have much to impart and share in terms of how we relate to nature, flora and fauna.
The exhibition’s multi-narratives delve into the realignment of our relationship with nature and offers insights into the process of healing and renewal, particularly given the bushfire catastrophe in recent times. A moving assertion of female strength and resilience, it features site-specific works by the distinguished Aboriginal photographer Barbara McGrady (Gamilaroi/Gomeroi Murri Yinah), respected multidisciplinary artist and master weaver Nadeena Dixon (Wiradjuri, Yuin and Gadigal) and talented emerging contemporary artist Carmen Glynn-Braun (Southern Arrernte, Kaytetye, and Ammatyerre nations).
Public Opening: Saturday 7 Nov 10am-1pm
RSVP essential: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/126165726083
Panel Discussion with Artists and Curators: Saturday 14 Nov 11am
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About the Artists
Barbara McGrady is a Gamilaroi/Gomeroi Murri Yinah (Woman) from North Western NSW and Southern Queensland. She is a passionate advocate for telling the true stories of contemporary Aboriginal life, documenting her ’mob's’ achievements, humanity and beauty through a unique lens. As both an ’observer’ and ’protagonist’ in the ongoing conflict between Aboriginal culture, spiritual connection to country and Australian colonial sensibilities, McGrady is the recipient of the National Indigenous Human Rights Anthony Mundine Courage Award for social documentary photography (2014) and the Solid Screen International Award for Indigenous Women in Film and Photography for Photo Media documentation (2015). Her photographic works were recently presented at the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Campbelltown Arts Centre as part of the 2020 Biennale of Sydney, NIRIN.
Nadeena Dixon is a Wiradjuri, Yuin and Gadigal (Dharug-Boorongberigal clan) Indigenous Multi disciplinary Artist. Her practice encompasses Printmaking and Multi Platform Production including Photography, Animation, Video and Sound Works. Recognised as a master weaving practitioner within Indigenous Australian textile traditions, Nadeena has a strong focus on creating fibre sculpture works, incorporating object making within Indigenous symbology reflecting Indigenous knowledge. She received an Australian Design Honours from the Australian Design Centre in 2017. Nadeena is a Facebook International Artist Alumni, being the first Aboriginal Artist in residency with the Facebook A.I.R Program.
Carmen Glynn-Braun is an emerging Indigenous Australian artist stemming from the Southern Arrernte, Kaytetye, and Ammatyerre nations across Central Australia and now living in Sydney. She has completed her Honours year of a Bachelor of Fine Arts with UNSW Art and Design with a TWT Excellence Prize. She delves in many transdisciplinary mediums and her work predominantly explores lived experiences of Aboriginal women translated through gentle and experimental approaches to materials and form. She is currently an artist-in-residence at Artspace Sydney.
Carmen Glynn-Braun, My Mother’s Keeper, 2020
Nadeena Dixon, First Sunrise, 2019
Barbara McGrady: Warrior, Yabun Festival, 2017