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Darkness on the Edge of Town at Artbank Sydney
August 18, 2016 - November 5, 2016
Curator Clothilde Bullen found inspiration for Darkness on the Edge of Town in Christopher Pease‘s work Balga Resin (2008). Bullen expresses deep connection to Pease’s work through Balga resin. The medium represents ties to Wardandi country, where both Bullen and Pease are from.
“Art of the marginalised and dispossessed can transcend language and communicate the unheard voice of the mark maker. The title of this exhibition refers to the work of Indigenous artists whose imagery take them beyond the fringe to the centre of a narrative that challenges what we think we know about our colonial past. Drawing from the Artbank collection, complimented with select loans, Darkness on the Edge of Town presents works by a diverse range of Aboriginal artists that unapologetically challenge ideas round identity and power through a postcolonial perspective.” – Bullen