Exhibition Opening | Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret)

Collie Art Gallery

April 17 to April 17

About this event

Visit Collie Art Gallery on from Saturday 11 April, 2020 to check out the exhibition, and Friday 17 April, 2020 to celebrate the opening of Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret). 

Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) artist Julie Dowling explores the theme of slavery in Australia for First Nations peoples both in past centuries and in current Australian society. This is a unique opportunity for the regions to present a solo exhibition featuring a significant Western Australian artist. A series of highly decorated figurative artworks that will draw in and engage the viewer. Upon closer inspection there is a strong political edge challenging the myth that First Nations peoples were/are lazy and a drain on society. The beauty presented in the works becomes a metaphor for the resilience and wisdom of First Nations peoples to overcome the narrow narrative that has mythologised colonisation.

Friday 17 April, 2020

Exhibition continues until Sunday 24 May, 2020.


Image credit: Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret), Julie Dowling. Installation view in Beach Street Gallery, Hello Fremantle Open Day, 2018. Image Courtesy of ART ON THE MOVE.
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Collie Art Gallery


134 Throssell Street, Collie WA 6225, Australia

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