Around and within

Space Gallery, Sydney
Macquarie Group Collection
November 2018

Artists: Bonnie Burangarra, Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Nadeena Dixon, Sharyn Egan, Mandy Quadrio, Marlene Rubuntja, and Judy Watson.

The past is all about us and within’ Oodgeroo Noonuccal

Inspired by the words of Aboriginal poet and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Around and within translates circular and spiritual relationships between past and present through the art of Aboriginal women. This exhibition of renowned and early career artists brings together embodied practices that are shaped by places of belonging, personal stories and ancestral wisdoms.

Embracing a diversity of mediums, techniques and materials, Around and within celebrates Aboriginal women’s art production: its inherent resilience and strength, innovation and deep processes embedded with significant cultural meanings.

Around and within included works from Macquarie Group Collection and new works. The exhibition was supported through the inaugural Macquarie Group First Nations Emerging Curator Award in partnership with Australia Council for the Arts.

Exhibition catalogue

Left to right: Nadeena Dixon, Spirit Lines, 2018. Mandy Quadrio, Vulva Shield, 2018. Mandy Quardio, mathinna, 2018. Judy Watson, untitled II, 1990 and black soil plains, 1991. Bonnie Burangarra, Fish Trap (detail), 2006. Lorraine Connelly-Northey, Narbong (string bag), 1-3, 2008. Marlene Rubuntja, Bush Food Queen (detail), 2018, Two Women Hungry For Goanna (detail), 2017 and Bonnie Burangarra, Fish Trap 1 and 2, 2006. Sharyn Egan, Kaartdijin, 2018.