NRW 2021: Ash Firebrace
Please Note: This exhibition will reopen on Thursday 29 July in line with Victorian Government COVID-19 restrictions. For updates to this information, please visit our Arts Manningham Facebook page
This year's National Reconciliation Week Exhibition features a collection of exquisite, small-scale ink drawings by Wurundjeri artist Ash Firebrace.
Produced throughout the last year, the collection depicts Wurundjeri culture ancestral beings and deities in a powerful graphic style with a muted black, white and gold colour palette. Whilst reminiscent of Firebrace's mural work, the drawings are also an intimate and beguiling glimpse into the artist's working method and his expression of cultural heritage and identity.
Accompanying the drawings will be a series of cultural artifacts produced by Firebrace, and a Possum Skin Cloak he produced in collaboration with his sister Michelle Mills.
Firebrace has also been commissioned to produce a new artwork for display in the Manningham Civic Centre, elements of which will be created in the Gallery during the exhibition.