Jan Manton Gallery is pleased to present Medicine Clay – Gidjarr by Simone Arnol & Bernard Singleton.
One way to preserve our cultural knowledge is to share it.
To ensure the transmission of knowledge from one generation of family to the next, we must embed the knowledge systems practiced by our old people’s into our own cultural and spiritual routines. To feel the earth beneath our feet and to feel it through our hands allows us to ground ourselves, which was a subconscious practice of our old people.
Through a new series of photographic works, our exhibition ‘Medicine Clay – Gidjarr’ continues the use of the medicinal clay with the red ochre to adorn four generations of family and to document the continued connection with our people, place, and practices.
— Simone Arnol & Bernard Singleton
Exhibition Opening: Friday 10 February, 5:30 – 7:30pm
Image: Djilim (to know having seen it – Zane) #4, 2023, photograph on cotton rag, edition of 6, 54cm x 40cm.