Artists Reflect On Sovereignty And Memory In New Art Exhibition

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Sights Citing Site Sights Citing Site Gary Carsley with Leanne Tobin and twelve Years 9, 11 and 12 students of Chifley College Bidwell Campus, supported by their teachers.

Blacktown Arts (NSW) is presenting the second exhibition of their Terra inFirma series, Terra inFirma: Sovereignty And Memory.


The exhibition explores country, landscape, sovereignty, memory, trauma, and identity.

In the year marking the 250th anniversary since James Cook's arrival in Australia, and the Black Lives Matter movement bringing focus to the ongoing impacts of colonisation around the world, the exhibition is timely.

Artists reflect on the complexity and significance of Country, including the histories and experiences absorbed by that land.

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Judy Watson - Leaking Shield

“This exciting project sees First Nations and culturally diverse artists share their stories of history, heritage and identity with a focus on the experiences of communities represented in Blacktown,” Blacktown City Mayor Tony Bleasdale, OAM says.

“Blacktown City is proud to have the highest Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander urban population in New South Wales.”

Featured Artists

Alex Byrne
Gary Carsley
Leanne Tobin
Dean Cross
Brian Fuata
Jasmine Guffond
Julie Bukari Webb
Julie Vulcan
Jumaadi
Judy Watson
Students from Chifley College (Bidwell Campus)

Terra inFirma: Sovereignty And Memory is on at The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre from 5 September-3 November.

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