Aligning with NAIDOC Week, Aboriginal artist Ryhia Dank (Nardurna) took audiences on an artistic journey inspired by her ancestors.
On display in the lobby of Sydney’s Liberty Place from 4 July to 6 August – coinciding with NAIDOC Week 2022 (‘Get up! Stand up! Show up!’) – Ryhia Dank presented over 30 original works of varying sizes, with a modern style resulting in vibrant multi-coloured paintings that hark back to traditional Indigenous art.
The Gudanji/Wakaja people told stories through pattern and design, and Ryhia calls her own storying ‘Nardurna’, meaning ‘woman’ in their language. Her work is inspired specifically by the three women who came from the ocean near Ngukurr in the Gulf of Carpentaria, travelling long distances to create their place; the hills and freshwater Country.
A Walk Through Garranjini was presented by Liberty Place, and curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery (an initiative of Wiltshire + Dimas Management).80