Lamington Drive Gallery is currently open
Solid Lines Agency Launch and Group Exhibition
|Solid Lines||Opening Friday June 24, 6–9pm||Lamington Drive|
|Agency Launch||Exhibition closes July 31||52 Budd St|
|& Group Show||-||Collingwood 3066|
Lamington Drive is pleased to host the launch of Solid Lines, an illustration agency led by First Nations people, representing First Nations talent.The project was developed by Emrhan Tjapanangka Sultan (Western Arrarnta, Luritja and Kokatha), Dr Nicola St John, The Jacky Winter Group, and alongside many First Nations voices to create a space for culturally safe and supportive representation. Currently an incubator project between Emrhan Tjapanangka Sultan and The Jacky Winter Group, Solid Lines will grow into an independent agency in its own right.The corresponding group exhibition features works by a selection of First Nations artists represented by Solid Lines agency, with artwork that looks at connection to community, culture, and country. The full website and artist roster will be announced in late July. To celebrate this momentous launch and exhibition, curators Emrhan Tjapanangka Sultan and Dr Nicola St John pass on their personal invitation:We welcome you to celebrate with us, learn about Country and the diversity of First Nations creative practices. We want to break down expectations and let our artists define their work for themselves. As proud storytellers, their works are grounded by place, community, and cultural identity. But First Nations art is not static, it is alive and active.Solid Lines is committed to creating pathways to champion mob, now and in the future, and we invest, nurture, and give back to community in everything we do. We look forward to having a yarn about how we can work together in respectful and meaningful ways.Exhibiting artists
Alyssa Mason / @stick_mob
Darcy McConnell / @grumpyenoki
Declan Miller / @stick_mob
Emmy Webbers / @wurruckyambo
Emrhan Tjapanangka Sultan / @mukulriart
Janelle Burger / @janelleburger
JESWRI / @jeswri
Kimberly Engwicht / @k.rae.designs
Nardurna / @nardurna
Seraphina Newberry / @stick_mob
Tori-Jay Mordey / @tori_jyeay
Tyrown Waigana / @crawlincrocodileFull artist roster to be announced late July via
solidlines.agency / @solidlines.agencyOpening Friday June 24, 6—9pm
Welcome to Country by Wurundjeri Elder Aunty Di Kerr
Exhibition runs June 24 —July 31, 2022Solid Lines acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples as the First Nations of Australia. We pay our respects to the Kulin Nation whose land we stand on. We honour all Elders, past and present, whose knowledge and wisdom has ensured the continuation of culture and traditional practices.
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Gallery hours and locationWeds to Fri, 11am to 6pm & Saturdays Midday to 5pm.
52 Budd Street, Collingwood 3066Lamington Drive recognises the continuing connection of Collingwood to its traditional owners. We remain ever inspired by the historical and contemporary artwork produced by First Nations artists, as a tool for the transformation of cultural knowledge. We honour Elders, past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty has never been ceded. Always was, always will be Aboriginal land. Read the full Jacky Winter Statement of Commitment to Australia’s First Nations here.For media enquiries, please contact Gallery Manager, Shena Jamieson firstname.lastname@example.org or call +61(0)3.8060.9745To receive show catalogues or to get irregular email updates on openings and other events, sign up to our newsletter below:
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