Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret)

ABOUT THE EXHIBITION


Yagu Gurlbarl (Big Secret) artist Julie Dowling explores the theme of slavery in Australia for First Nations peoples both in past centuries and in current Australian society. This is a unique opportunity for
the regions to present a solo exhibition featuring a significant Western Australian artist. A series of highly decorated figurative artworks that will draw in and engage the viewer. Upon closer inspection there is a strong political edge challenging the myth that First Nations peoples were/are lazy and a drain on society. The beauty presented in the works becomes a metaphor for the resilience and wisdom of First Nations peoples to overcome the narrow narrative that has mythologised colonisation.

"The works in Dowling's exhibition speak of the atrocities of slavery and show how beautifully resilient her people are despite this." -
Carol Dowling

Listen below to artist Julie Dowling talking about her life, work and influences.

The Julie Dowling podcast is part of the ART ON THE MOVE Act-Belong-Commit Learning and Community Engagement Program, proudly sponsored by Healthway, promoting the Act-Belong-Commit message. The podcast is created by Meri Fatin and features soundscape by Carol and Julie Dowling.


Julie Dowling, Self Portrait: Balu (she), 2017


Listen: 01 An Introduction



Julie Dowling, Aunty Violet, 2015. Courtesy Reiner Hafner
Listen: 02 Aunty Violet


Listen: 03 Using Photography in my works


Listen: 04 Great Uncles Ted, George and Arthur

Listen: 05 Unknown the lawmen

Listen: 06 Cousin Peter

Listen: 07 Women featured in the Yagu Gurlbarl exhbition

Listen: 08 Capturing Moments

Listen: 09 Self-portraits in my exhibitions

Listen: 10 My Life as an identical twin

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ITINERARY


Exhibition available October 2018 - October 2020 so book in today with our Exhibitions Touring Officer - exhibitions@artonthemove.com.au.

EXHIBITION DETAILS


ORGANISING INSTITUTION
Yamaji Arts

CURATOR
Charmaine Green

ARTIST
Julie Dowling

MEDIUM
2D mixed media

INSTALLATION
31 artworks
45 - 55 running metres

ACT-BELONG COMMIT ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM
Act-Belong-Commit Artist on the Move in schools and galleries
Act-Belong-Commit ARTBUS
Act-Belong-Commit Learning Resource (includes activities, ideas and background)
Act-Belong-Commit Public Programs

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT*
To be advised

MARKETING
Marketing Kit (includes: e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)

INTERPRETATION MATERIALS
Exhibition, ART ON THE MOVE and Healthway panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES*
Working with touring exhibitions; Handling artworks; Installation of 2D artworks; Exhibition lighting

TOUR DURATION
October 2018 - October 2020
Available WA and interstate

COST SHARE
WA $3,500.00 (inc gst)
Interstate to be advised

CRATES
5 crates, totalling 5 cubic metre (tbc); exhibition delivered by dedicated vehicle (WA)

*Extra cost involved