An exhibition that embraced both modernism and the ancient knowledge of the artist’s Aboriginal ancestors through colourful and eye-catching artwork.
Encompassing National Reconciliation Week 2022, the powerful works in Akuna Dhuwu – meaning ‘to follow the stories’ – were created by multidisciplinary First Nations artist Wayne Quilliam.
Over two dozen stunning works of art, featuring abstract gestures of forbidden lines and destructive colours, speak of connection and isolation, loss and discovery, and the tragic irony of misconceived ideals.
Amongst them, Quilliam’s cascading shades of red wash over soft hues of the burnt sun, the savage strikes of a sharpened spear accentuate the movement and dynamic interplay of otherworldly darkness, and vivid blues and greens of water and sky flow freely and with power.
The exhibition is on display in the lobby of Liberty Place in Sydney’s CBD from 2 May until 5 June.
Akuna Dhuwu was presented by Liberty Place, and curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery (an initiative of Wiltshire + Dimas Management).