Mary Kunyi exhibition tile

Free lunchtime talk

Katherine residents are being given the opportunity to attend a free lunchtime talk with exhibition curator Dr Cathy Laudenbach at the Godinymayin Centre on Tuesday 21 May from 12.30 to 1.15pm.

The talk is in support of the current exhibition The Mary Kunyi Legacy. Mary Kunyi (1925–2005) was one of the original settlers of the Daly River mission. For the first time ever, this exhibition brings her major works together from collections across the country and highlights the significance of her contribution to Australian Indigenous Art History as well as her contribution to the now iconic artistic style of the Daly River region.

The curator, Dr Cathy Laudenbach has had a long term interest in the work of this important Daly River artist, and visited the Merrepen Art Centre on numerous occasions when Mary was working.

In this talk Cathy will give an overview of the exhibition as well as discussing the repetition and symbolism in Mary Kunyi’s work.  Cathy will also speak of the relationship of Mary’s work to other artists, both indigenous and non- indigenous working in Australia at the same time as Mary.

Director Poppy Searle explained “This talk follows on from the successful lunchtime talk by Therese Ritchie and Danny Murphy presented in February.  We encourage anyone with an interest in art to bring their lunch along and enjoy our air conditioning while learning more about this extraordinary artist.”

Bookings are not required, and all are welcome.

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