Exhibition

Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) By Julie Dowling

ArtGeo Cultural Complex

June 28 to August 25

About this exhibition

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.

“The works in Dowling’s exhibition speak of the atrocities of slavery and show how beautifully resilient her people are despite this.” – Carol Dowling

Listen below to artist Julie Dowling talking about her life, work and influences. You can listen while you view the show online!

Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) Online Exhibition

The Julie Dowling podcast is part of the ART ON THE MOVE Act-Belong-Commit Learning and Community Engagement Program, proudly sponsored by Healthway, promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message. The podcast is created by Meri Fatin and features soundscape by Carol and Julie Dowling.

Image credit: ART ON THE MOVE touring exhibition Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) at Beach Street Gallery, Fremantle WA. Image courtesy ART ON THE MOVE.
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Venue

ArtGeo Cultural Complex

Address

4 – 7 Queen Street, Busselton WA 6280

ORGANISING INSTITUTION

CURATOR

Charmaine Green

ARTIST

Julie Dowling

MEDIUM

2D mixed media

INSTALLATION

31 artworks
45 – 55 running metres

ACT-BELONG COMMIT ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM

Act-Belong-Commit Artist on the Move in schools and galleries
Act-Belong-Commit ARTBUS
Act-Belong-Commit Learning Resource (includes activities, ideas and background)
Act-Belong-Commit Public Programs

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT*

To be advised

*Extra cost involved 

MARKETING

Marketing Kit (includes: e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)

INTERPRETATION MATERIALS

Exhibition, ART ON THE MOVE and Healthway panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES*

Working with touring exhibitions; Handling artworks; Installation of 2D artworks; Exhibition lighting

*Extra cost involved 

TOUR DURATION

October 2018 – October 2020
Available WA and interstate

Cost Share

WA $3,500.00 (inc GST)
Interstate to be advised

Crates

3 crates, totalling 4.59 cubic metre (tbc); exhibition delivered by dedicated vehicle (WA)

2018

November 19 - November 24
Beach Street Gallery

2019

January 19 - February 24
Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery
March 21 - May 11
Carnarvon Library & Gallery
June 28 - August 26
ArtGeo Cultural Complex
September 31 - October 27
Shark Bay World Heritage Discovery and Visitor Centre

2020

April 11 - May 24
Collie Art Gallery
September 12 - November 29
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery

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