Murruwagu

Celebrates the Aboriginal culture of south-east Australia by exploring one particular strand of Koori art practice – the use of line by male artists

Art Exhibition previously on at Art Gallery of New South Wales in New South Wales, Australia.
From Saturday 28 November 2015 to Sunday 21 February 2016

Murruwagu image

Published by Art Gallery of New South Wales on Tuesday 04 August 2015.
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Being a foundation to Koori men’s work, and its most dominant feature, the line can be traced through the generations – a clear cultural tradition that has endured massive change.

By bringing together artworks dating from pre-contact to today, including shields, paintings and works on paper, by artists such as William Barak, Tommy McRae, Roy Kennedy, HJ Wedge, Steaphan Paton and Reko Rennie, this groundbreaking exhibition shows that – while ideas, images and practices have been translated over time – the use of line has remained.