Converging Currents: Bark Painting From Arnhem Land 2020

04 September 2020 - 31 December 2020 | 5 min read | cost: Free | website: | address: North Terrace, Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, 5000

published: 10 Dec 2020

Converging Currents presents key works from the Gallery's collection by artists from across Arnhem Land - from the stone country of the Bininj Kunwok people in the west to the saltwater homelands of the Yolŋu in the northeast.

In Arnhem Land, as in many Aboriginal societies, knowledge is shared through the act of making and by passing on important protected cultural stories from one generation to the next. Displayed to reveal specific intergenerational groupings, this exhibition of more than thirty bark paintings and sculptures affirms the continuity of culture across time and place.

Integral to the display is a series of new acquisitions that further highlight important cultural and familial lineages and creative relationships between artists.

Image:installation view: Converging Currents: Bark Painting from Arnhem Land, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 2020; photo: Saul Steed.

Converging Currents: Bark Painting From Arnhem Land 2020

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when: 04 September 2020 - 31 December 2020
start time/end time: 04 Sep 2020 - 31 Dec 2020, Next Occurrence : 10 Dec 2020
city/suburb: adelaide-sa-australia

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