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A Culturally Exhilarating Experience
Some may regard art education as a luxury however these simple creative activities are building blocks of self awareness. Art allows for self expression and positively reinforces the healing process.
The Outside in Art initiative was developed in 2012 and aimed at Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander post release inmates from correctional centres who have an interest in art and live within South East Queensland. The program provides mentoring and support by professional Indigenous Artists.
Lloyd Hornsby Gawura,My Country – Salt Water Sea Anema,2013, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, Image for Website
Art is an importance part of Aboriginal culture connecting the past and present, people and land, this exhibition promises to present Aboriginal Art in a style not seen before.
This exhibition features works by participating artists and mentors: Lloyd Hornsby Gawura and Debbie Taylor.
Lloyd Hornsby Gawura is a proud Koori (Yuin man) whose tribal land is Wallaga Lakes located on the far south coast of NSW between Bermagui and Narooma.
Gawura is his spiritual name meaning Whale. Lloyd's work is well known internationally and nationally through the use of vivacious colour and a vision to be uniquely expressive. Lloyd brings his large canvases to luminous, dazzling life challenging the viewer to rethink preconceived notions. He is a passionate a man dedicated to promoting his culture and creating awareness.
Debbie Taylor was born in Narrabri, New South Wales in 1959. She is a Kamillaroi woman, born to an Aboriginal shearer and a white nurse. They moved to Sydney when Debbie was three years old and she has lived in an urban environment ever since. Sadly, Debbie never got to know her Indigenous grandmother, who died prior to Debbie being born.
With the birth of her two daughters the desire to impart cultural connectedness and belonging to her children became paramount. Debbie then decided to enrol in the Bachelor of Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art at Griffith University. Since completing her Degree, Debbie works with community supporting her family through her art practice.
The exhibition will be officially opened on Friday 20 June, 6.00pm - 8.00pm.Visiting the Exhibition will be an exhilarating experience.