Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

Exhibition

SPEAKING COLOURS

16 September - 22 October 2016

Speaking Colours is an exhibition which highligths the numerous Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander language groups in two main ways: by presenting works by artists from different language or clan groups; and through works which refer to the artist's indigenous language including those with an indigenous language title and those which incorporate text or symbols.  Language is a significantly important part of any person's culture.  All languages contain idioms which can be linked back to the traditions of the people who have developed them and which don't translate or translate directly into another language.  Many Aboriginal  languages have been lost but there is recognition of the need to preserve and learn those which remain and art, as another means of communication, can also represent and emphasise the message.

Image:  Reko Rennie, NO SLEEP TILL DREAMTIME #18, 2015, Mixed media on board, 70 x 70cm, with permission from the artist.  Reko Rennie is represented by blackartprojects.

 

 

Reko Rennie, NO SLEEP TILL DREAMTIME #18, 2015, Mixed media on board, 70 x 70cm, with permission from the artist.  Reko Rennie is represented by blackartprojects

 

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