Windsongs and Waterlines – where is, what is Wreck Bay is an exciting travelling exhibition celebrating Wreck Bay’s cultural heritage and connections to Canberra and its Centenary. These works will showcase traditional owners of Jervis Bay and expose to the wider ACT what and where we as a community are, and how we fit in with the Centenary. The works will be the result of a series of community workshops held within Wreck Bay.
The Wreck Bay Community is the only Aboriginal Community reserve in the ACT and is a closed community. This exhibition will enable the wider public a rare opportunity to visit and better understand Wreck Bay’s story.
For traditional owners this exhibition is an opportunity to speak about culture and country and how as a community Wreck Bay has culturally survived the past 100 years.
Links with HMAS Creswell, our Nation’s capital defence agency and Parks Australia, are testimony to the ongoing connections that Wreck Bay as an Aboriginal community has with the ACT.
The opportunity to showcase the heritage and politically advanced community through art is culturally appropriate and aptly describes the people of Wreck Bay.
The exhibition within Wreck Bay will differ to the travelling exhibition. The Wreck Bay Exhibition will include images of the past 100 years and showcase the path of our community through this time.
Canberra Museum and Gallery will host a display of Wreck Bay artworks from 29 June – 24 August 2013 Window to Wreck Bay, with the program launch on 29 June. This exhibition is available for viewing by the public and showcases the cultural survival of the Wreck Bay Community and traditional owners of Jervis Bay. Window to Wreck Bay explores the history and culture of the only Aboriginal Community reserve in the ACT.
Following this, the collection of Wreck Bay works Windsongs and Waterlines – where is, what is Wreck Bay exhibition will be held at Tuggeranong Art Centre Gallery at Lanyon: 2-7, 9-14 July 2013 with these works then traveling to and on display at Burrunju Aboriginal Gallery: 19-20, 24-27, 31 July 2013.
Artist talks will be held 13 July - 2.30 - 3.30pm by Julie Freeman and Teresa Ardler, these works then travel to and on display at Burrunju Aboriginal Gallery: 19-20, 24-27, 31 July 2013. Artist talks will be given by Clive and Markeeta Freeman on 20 July and on 27 July by Tom and Vida Brown at Burrunju Aboriginal Gallery.
Workshops will be held at CMAG from 12pm-3:30pm each day on 13 & 20 July. Please contact CMAG for bookings and prices.
Windsongs and Waterlines - where is Wreck Bay, is a Centenary of Canberra project, proudly presented by the ACT and Australian Government.
Producer - Galamban
Principal Partner - Canberra Museum and Gallery
Clive Freeman – Project Coordinator
Vida Brown – artist
Tom Brown – artist
Julie Freeman - artist
Markeeta Freeman – artist
Image: Wreck Bay Community, Clive Freeman Galamban.
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