John Murray loves storytelling through his art. He is physically disadvantaged and has found that making art allows him to better communicate with those around him. The very particular naive pictorial style and whimsical sculptures of John’s Stories transform the traditional creation stories, passed down by the wiggy (old people). The paintings also bring to life stories from daily life; fishing, camping, living in the forest and family life. This exhibition also features an installation of the Bagu fire-spirit sticks, a strong set of sculptural forms.
John’s Stories is presented by Artslink Queensland’s Exhibition Touring Program, in association with the Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, and supported by Tim Fairfax Family Foundation. Artslink Queensland is dedicated to bringing quality visual arts into regional and remote areas, supporting Queensland artists and communities in celebrating their creativity and diversity.
John’s Stories: by John Murray and Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre
Caloundra Regional Gallery
Wednesday 21 November to Sunday 13 January
Caloundra Regional Gallery is open free to the public, Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 4pm. For further information please call 5420 8299.
03 Dec 2012 - Traditional storytelling through art at Caloundra Regional Gallery
Caloundra Regional Gallery, Caloundra
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