Event

Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) By Julie Dowling

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.

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.

Online Learning

Visit our Online Learning page to download the Act-Belong-Commit Learning Resources for Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret).

Online Learning

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

Yamaji Arts

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

Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

TOUR DURATION

October 2018 – October 2020
Available WA and interstate

Cost Share

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

Five Crates

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

Itinerary


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

July 3 – August 16 : Collie Art Gallery
September 5 – November 29 : Bunbury Regional Art Gallery…

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