Our 2019 Muse… 10 Aboriginal artists
Their muse… Country, culture, identity
It is our privilege to exhibit 10 very talented and impressive artists as MUSE @ Taronga’s creative force to celebrate NAIDOC. This year’s NAIDOC focus is “Voice. Treaty. Truth.” And Taronga is proud to supporting the voice and stories of the 10 Aboriginal artists for MUSE. Through their own sense of design, rhythm, language, colour and movement they find different ways to share stories of who they are and their traditional lands. The artists share personal and cultural insights told through contemporary and traditional art making processes; these stories are grown from the unique understanding and connection which Aboriginal people have to Country, which Aboriginal peoples have had for more than 65,000 years. Our 2019 MUSE artists come from Wiradjuri, Bundjalung, Wongaibon, Gadigal, Gumbaynggirr, Awabakal, Wongkumara, Yankunytjatjara/Kokatha and Yuwaalarary/Gamilaraay.
Taronga as a canvas. Taronga acknowledges Cammeraigal Country on which it resides and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.
Country is a living entity and for Aboriginal peoples their deep spiritual connection to Country is at the very core of all that they are and their art manifests from this. MUSE @ Taronga – NAIDOC is an exciting outdoor exhibition featuring a curated selection of original pieces that celebrates Indigenous art across varied mediums, reflecting the great diversity that exists within Aboriginal communities and the richness of shared stories and gathering for celebration and ceremony, empowering growth and inspiring one to create and make through the generations. There are so many ways art can extend our ability to perceive and understand the world sharing a narrative that will reach beyond the creative genius of the canvas and augment to a conversation highlighting Indigenous voice, treaty, truth and our role and responsibility to create a shared future together.
Monday 1 July to Wednesday 31 July 2019
- Mobility access