WHEN : Opening 3rd September, Exhibition 26 Aug – 01 Oct 11
WHERE : FireWorks Gallery, 52a Doggett Street, Newstead, QLD
In her exhibition Blood / River / Black / Water at FireWorks Gallery, Joanne Currie presents a myriad of lyrical new artworks that have a strong political resonance and are infused with her characteristic river painting style. Currie’s works are inspired by her childhood memories on the banks of the Maranoa River and reveal an increasing complexity to her previous works – drawing attention to the concerns of contemporary Indigenous Australians, among them being displacement of regional communities and loss of heritage. A finalist in the 2011 Sulman Award at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Currie is a self-taught artist whose works are renowned for their flowing lines and depiction of river landscapes.