Banj Banj/nawnta

Banj Banj/nawnta exhibits vibrant paintings from a long-standing friendship between Thelma Beeton (Palawa people) & Stacey (Taungurong/Boon Wurrung peoples)

Art Exhibition currently on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Brunswick precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 24 July 2021 to Sunday 05 September 2021

Thelma Beeton (Palawa people). A Sign from Our Ancestors, 2021 image

Published by Counihan Gallery on Friday 02 July 2021.
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After growing up in the same regional town, Thelma and Stacey reconnected, forming a strong bond during their incarceration together at Dame Phyllis Frost Centre, Victoria’s key women’s prison in Deer Park. Their friendship has continued beyond prison and they have maintained their relationship through almost daily phone conversations. Drawing its name from their respective language groups for ‘sister’, in Banj Banj/nawnta, Thelma and Stacey produce strong, bold, colourful paintings and share an inspiring artistic and cultural journey.

Banj Banj/nawnta is presented in association with The Torch. With thanks also to the Taungurong Land and Waters Council and Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre for language permissions.

Image: Thelma Beeton (Palawa people). A Sign from Our Ancestors, 2021. Acrylic on canvas. 60 × 90 cm. Courtesy the artist


Counihan Gallery
Moreland City Council
Phone: 9359 8622

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233 Sydney Road, Brunswick