Jun
8
to Jul 21

NGARRINDJERI RUWE (COUNTRY): Cedric Varcoe Paintings

Cedric Varcoe,  Ngurunderi Dreaming  (detail), 2019, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 106 cm

Cedric Varcoe, Ngurunderi Dreaming (detail), 2019, acrylic on canvas, 76 x 106 cm

Cedric Varcoe’s vivid paintings map Ngarrindjeri lands and waters, sharing the stories of his ancestors - narratives that continue to be fundamental to Ngarrindjeri culture. With a lyrical aesthetic, these works hold profound meaning, in a sea of animated colour.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week, Cedric Varcoe’s vibrant paintings in NGARRINDJERI RUWE - together with the diverse weaving practices featured in the concurrent exhibition CONNECTED - highlight the profound cultural connections that Ngarrindjeri people have with their lands and waters, ancestors and stories, as well as each other.

Murray Bridge Regional Gallery thanks Better World Arts for their support in providing these artworks for this exhibition.

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Jun
8
to Jul 21

CONNECTED: Contemporary Ngarrindjeri Weaving

Robert Wuldi,  Wire Kuranji basket , 2018, approx. 800 meters of galvanised wire, 40 x 30 x 23cm (exc handle), 62.5 x 30 x 23cm (inc handle).

Robert Wuldi, Wire Kuranji basket, 2018, approx. 800 meters of galvanised wire, 40 x 30 x 23cm (exc handle), 62.5 x 30 x 23cm (inc handle).

CONNECTED offers a snapshot of contemporary weaving practices by Ngarrindjeri artists from Murray Bridge to Meningie, Victor Harbour to Raukkan. Intricately woven from a range of materials (sedge grass, raffia, jute, galvanised wire and feathers), these works are grounded in cultural traditions and respond to modern social and cultural concerns.

Artists: Ellen Trevorrow, Phyllis Williams, Robert Wuldi, Cedric Varcoe, Deb Rankine, Elly Wilson, Alice Abdulla, Joe Trevorrow, Hank Trevorrow, and Ngarrindjeri Weavers Collaborators.

Celebrating NAIDOC Week, the diverse weaving practices featured in CONNECTED - together with Cedric Varcoe’s vibrant paintings in the concurrent exhibition NGARRINDJERI RUWE - highlight the profound cultural connections that Ngarrindjeri people have with their lands and waters, ancestors and stories, as well as each other.

This exhibition was brought together with the valued assistance of Di Gordon, Cultural Program Manager, Country Arts SA.

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