The Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre is delighted to announce the opening of three new exhibitions – guaranteeing something for everyone who visits the centre over the next six weeks.
Presented in the Main Gallery, We Eat We Are explores the relational experience of food as a sacred language and as a vital environmental resource at the heart of community. Curated by Sarah Pirrie this is the second exhibition produced for Artback NT’s SPARK Curator Program.
The K Space Gallery will host a solo exhibition presenting new work by Anna Spencer made while living and working remotely in the Northern Territory. Portraying Spencer’s observations of the isolated landscape around her, Rust and Dust explores the Jatbula trail, Lajamanu community and places in between.
Finally in the auditorium the 2019 Australian of the Year exhibitions pays tribute to the eight extraordinary Australians whose achievements and contribution are being celebrated in 2019. The exhibition uses personal objects to share stories and provides a special insight into the challenges and triumphs of their personal journey, beyond career achievements.
Director Poppy Searle said “following the success of the recent Sharing Country exhibition we are delighted to be offering Katherine audiences the opportunity to see three great exhibitions”.
All three exhibitions will be opened together at a free event on Friday 20 September from 6pm, and the Katherine community are warmly invited to attend. We Eat We Are and 2019 Australian of the Year will run until Saturday 26 October, and Rust and Dust will run until Saturday 2 November.