BOTH SIDES OF THE STREET

ARIKA ROO WAULU | CECILIA KAVALA VERRAN | DULCIE STEWART GEORGIA MACGUIRE | GINA ROPIHA | JASON BAERG | JEN RAE KIRSTEN LYTTLE | MAREE CLARKE | NADIA FARAGAAB PETER WAPLES-CROWE | RACQUEL AUSTIN-ABDULLAH SIMON ROSE | STEVEN RHALL | SUSAN FORRESTER | SYING ZHOU TEXTA QUEEN | TREAHNA HAMM | VICKI COUZENS CURATED BY KIMBA THOMSON ASSISTANT CURATOR: EUGENIA FLYNN

Art Exhibition previously on at Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 19 June 2015 to Sunday 19 July 2015

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Published by Counihan Gallery on Tuesday 09 June 2015.
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The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick in collaboration with Blak Dot Gallery presents Both Sides of the Street, an exhibition that brings together artists from a variety of disciplines with unique perspectives on what it means to live in contemporary Australian society; what it means to live on “both sides of the street”. Curated by Blak Dot Gallery’s Kimba Thomson it will include works that are a direct result of dialogue between artists from different communities. Contemporary artists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds have been invited to work with contemporary First Peoples artists, exchanging personal experiences, beliefs and traditional and spiritual knowledge. Both Sides of the Street is an exchange and celebration of cultural identity through art making, and is part of an ongoing dialogue within global Indigenous societies.

Both sides of the Street includes video, installation and mixed media works by emerging and established artists, in various cultural combinations working side by side or in response to each other.

A free catalogue will accompany the exhibition including an essay by assistant curator Eugenia Flynn.

FREE PUBLIC PROGRAM

Saturday 20 June, 2.30 pm:
Artist and Curator talks

Saturday 27 June, 2.30 pm:

Panel Discussion | Conversations from Both Sides of the Street

Blak Dot Gallery in collaboration with The Counihan Gallery In Brunswick is proud to present Conversations from Both Sides of the Street, a panel discussion where First Peoples engage in dialogue with culturally and linguistically diverse people.

What are the commonalities and shared experiences between both communities? What does it mean to live and create on Aboriginal land? How can First Peoples and culturally and linguistically diverse people work in solidarity together?

This unique panel discussion will bring together Aboriginal Activist Robbie Thorpe, Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance Member Meriki Onus and RISE Refugees, Survivors & Ex-Detainees Founder/CEO Ramesh Fernandez. Hosted by Writer and Arts Worker/Producer Eugenia Flynn, the panel event will also bring together Gamilaraay Poet and Educator Luke Patterson with Writer, Editor and Spoken Word Artist Lian Low for a very special poetry performance.