Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Sense of Place; Grafton Regional Gallery Jude McBean

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Sense of Place; Grafton Regional Gallery Jude McBean

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DANIELLE Gorogo is presenting her first solo exhibition, Sense of Place, at the gallery. The artist, who lives in the Upper Clarence Valley, has presented paintings, drawings and sculpture that reflect her identity and place.

Danielle is a self-taught artist who began her practice in 1988 as a printmaker with Designer Aboriginals in Sydney. She continued through working with other artists in various art projects and exhibiting regularly in group exhibitions including those held at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery, Wilson Street Gallery and Boomalli Gallery in Sydney. She has been a regular entrant in the galleryCOs Clarence Valley Indigenous Art Award.

Her artwork reflects her heritage, the country she lives in, her family experiences, beliefs and interests. These are expressed through gouache on paper, which is her favourite media, and more recently in oils and acrylics on canvas. Her sense of place is one of the main influences from her maternal grandmother. Sense of Place, one her grandmotherCOs poems, is the artistCOs favourite and the inspiration for this exhibition.

Danielle is presenting an artist talk to her exhibition at 10.30 this morning followed by the official opening at 11am. Everyone is invited to this free event.

Jonathon Jones lecture

DONCOT miss the lecture today at 12.30pm by one of AustraliaCOs brightest young artist. Jonathon Jones is a Sydney-based artist who uses western materials to explore his indigenous world. He uses everyday household objects which makes them very accessible however his contemporary take is innovative and confronting.

The artistCOs work is often in the form of sculptural installations which make comment on the dilemma between the community and the individual. Jonathon uses light as a material that moves into the space around the sculpture. His installation in the gallery, White poles, made of white fluorescent tubes and associated wiring expresses social structures and networks through the design of the wiring and the interplay between light and shadow. …

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