Events

Showcasing Aboriginal Artists

Australian & Oceanic Art Gallery is involved in numerous events and exhibition to showcase the talent of Aboriginal and Indigenous artists.

Exhibitions

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The Dreaming Comes to Romania

The Dreaming was a Romanian exhibition featuring over 60 Aboriginal artists from all over Australia.Showcasing over 200 paintings, The Dreaming brings the history, spirituality and diversity of the world's oldest living culture to life in Europe.

United by Struggle

This exhibition was organised by Dan Cristea, a Romanian executive who visited our gallery earlier this year. 

He was impressed by the way our ancient indigenous culture has found its way into the modern world through art. His intention is to use funds generated to develop art cooperatives in remote Romanian communities. Cristea’s aim is to revive archaic peasant art traditions that were subverted and suppressed for more than 60 years under Soviet rule.

"This is the history of Australian aboriginal people's ability to adapt and survive during more than 60,000 years by recreating continuously the links with tradition and continuing the ancients beliefs and practices on their own land." 
Aboriginal Art Exhibition The dreaming

Details

When: 15th October - 6th November 2015

Where: Sky Tower Building, 246C, Calea Floreasca, 1st District, Bucherest, Romania.

Events

Meet the Artist: Goompi Ugerabah

Goompi Ugerabah's is an Aboriginal dancer and artist, and leader of the Bundjalung Junjiel Dance Troupe. 

His name means ‘possum from the place of the goanna’. After settlement, Goompi’s great great grandmother was forced to move to the Ngnarangwal tribal area (Gold Coast) and Minjungbal tribal area (Tweed Heads) where Goompi and the last few generations of his family were born and bred.
Goompi Aboriginal Artist

Art with Deep Roots

Goompi practiced culture – song, dance and language – from a young age, and it inspire him to share his culture with the world:

"I want to do my best to show our culture to the world and also teach our young to keep traditions alive as the culture that our ancestors practiced and lived is who we really are and that gives us true identity.”

From Dancing to the Canvas

Goompi manages and performs with Bundjalung Kunjiel Dance Troupe, which has performed for dignitaries, members of Parliament, and influential people in Australia and overseas. 

Goompi began painting 8 years ago and has exhibited widely in South East Queensland and Northern New South Wales. More recently, his work has appeared more broadly across Australia and internationally.

Details

When: 26th Dec - late Jan 2016 – Fridays from 10am to12pm and 3pm to 5pm.

Where: Shop 9, Regal on Macrossan, cnr Owen & Macrossan Streets, Port Douglas, Q'ld, 4877

Everwhen: The Eternal Present in Indigenous Art from Australia

Everywhen surveys contemporary Indigenous art from Australia, exploring the ways in which time is embedded within Indigenous artistic, social, historical, and philosophical life. 

Circular Time

For Indigenous people, the past is understood to be part of a cyclical and circular order known as the ‘everywhen’. Conceptions of time rely on active encounters with both the ancestral and natural worlds. 

Past and Present Meet

While Everwhen focuses on the last 40 years of Indigenous art, it also includes historical objects from the rich collections of Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology. These historical objects underscore both the continuity of cultural practices, and the remarkably adaptive innovations they have undergone.

You can learn more about the Everwhen exhibition by following this link.

Details

When: Feb 5, 2016-September 18, 2016 

Where: Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138 
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