Our Country is a collaborative exhibition between Brunswick Street Gallery and five Art Centres: Buku-Larrŋgay Mulka Centre (NT), Elcho Island Arts (NT), Ngukurr Arts (NT), Tjarlirli & Kaltukatjara Art (NT & WA) and Warmun Art Centre (WA), co-curated by Ngukurr artist Karen Rogers.
In this exhibition of painting, sculpture and moving image, each artist tells stories of their land and of the people, animals and life within it.
‘Our Country is our home. It is very important to me as it is where I grew up. My identity comes from the land, my dreaming. It tells us where we belong, and how we interact with our mob. It is part of our knowledge, stories, family. It is our culture. Even if we don’t live on country, it shapes who we are. If we don’t have country we have no home. County is especially important for our children, as it connects them with past generations. It allows us to pass on knowledge from old days to today. It is a bridge connecting us.
Our Country will show stories of the land and people on it. It can be landscapes of country, creation stories, sacred places, and modern-day life for our people. This exhibition is a celebration of our country.’
– Karen Rogers
Co-Curator, Our Country