Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) by Julie Dowling

ART ON THE MOVE

Yagu
'Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret)' artist Julie Dowling explores the theme of the slavery of 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 are included that draw in and engage the viewer. Upon closer inspection, there is a strong political trajectory 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 sanitised colonisation.

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

Show Details

Type

excursion

Year Level Suitability

7-9 to 10-12

Curriculum area

The Arts - Visual Arts

Themes

Personal And Social Capability, Ethical Understanding, Intercultural Understanding And Critical And Creative Thinking.

Artform

Exhibition, Visual Arts

Duration

18th January- 24th February

Cost

Free

Venue

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery (Mandurah, WA)

School Term:
Term 1

Availability

Term 1 weeks 1-3 18th of January to 24th February

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