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.
To all the strong women.
Presented by City Gallery for YIRRAMBOI.