RECENTRE; sisters

    Hannah Brontë, Still I Rise, Video still 2016

Artist
Kimberley Moulton (Curator)

Nation
Yorta Yorta AUS

Price ($)
FREE

Premiere

Date
5 May - 5 August
Monday 10am–2pm
Tuesday - Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm

Venue
City Gallery
Swanston Street, Melbourne

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5 May 5 Aug Australia/Melbourne RECENTRE; sisters http://yirramboi.net.au/events/recentre-sisters/ Artist: Kimberley Moulton (Curator) Nation: Yorta Yorta AUS Price ($): FREE RECENTRE; sisters is an exhibition that shares the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female artists that recentre her-stories, subverting patriarchal Australia from a sovereign woman’s standpoint. Themes of cultural revival, activism and healing are woven through this exhibition highlighting the many roles women play in supporting a healthy community and to maintain culture and family. Historical legacies are subverted to form new imaginings of what matriarchal futures may look like, highlighting the importance of sisterhood in the health and well being of First Nations women. Sovereign women of this country have raised thousands of generations of family and fought for country and rights but are often placed outside of the grand narrative of these histories in the nation. The artists in this show reflect on this exclusion and bring back to the centre the mother, the daughter, the auntie and the sister, highlighting that in sisterhood, we are our own heroes. RECENTRE; sisters brings together the work of artists Paola Balla, Hannah Bronte, Tara-Rose Butterworth-Gonebale, Destiny Deacon, Hannah Gutchen, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Lee Darroch and Kimba Thomson. City Gallery RMIT School of Art art.school@rmit.edu.au

RECENTRE; sisters is an exhibition that shares the work of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander female artists that recentre her-stories, subverting patriarchal Australia from a sovereign woman’s standpoint. Themes of cultural revival, activism and healing are woven through this exhibition highlighting the many roles women play in supporting a healthy community and to maintain culture and family.

Historical legacies are subverted to form new imaginings of what matriarchal futures may look like, highlighting the importance of sisterhood in the health and well being of First Nations women.

Sovereign women of this country have raised thousands of generations of family and fought for country and rights but are often placed outside of the grand narrative of these histories in the nation. The artists in this show reflect on this exclusion and bring back to the centre the mother, the daughter, the auntie and the sister, highlighting that in sisterhood, we are our own heroes.

RECENTRE; sisters brings together the work of artists Paola Balla, Hannah Bronte, Tara-Rose Butterworth-Gonebale, Destiny Deacon, Hannah Gutchen, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Lee Darroch and Kimba Thomson.

Acknowledgements

To all the strong women.

Presented by City Gallery for YIRRAMBOI.

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