Due to current NSW Government COVID 19 restrictions, this event has been postponed. Please keep an eye on our website and social media for a new date announcement.
Ticket holders will be contacted and automatically retain their tickets for the new date.
Free event, bookings recommended.
Join Newcastle Art Gallery Director Lauretta Morton, guest curator Brian Robinson and local artist Toby Cedar for an in-depth conversation exploring the exhibition. Plus enjoy a dance performance by Toby Cedar and sons.
About the speakers:
Brian Robinson is highly awarded artist and curator, known for his printmaking and major public sculpture commissions. In 2018 he was commissioned to design ‘The Parade Track’ for the Opening Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games. Brian is of the Kala Lagaw Ya language group of the Torres Strait and Wuthathi language group of Cape York. Born on Waiben (Thursday Island), he currently lives and works in Cairns.
For the past four years Brian Robinson has worked with Newcastle Art Gallery to develop the landmark exhibition WARWAR: The Art of Torres Strait. This exhibition brings over 130 works of art drawn from galleries, museums and private collections from across the world - some works never previously seen outside of the Torres Strait.
Related links: Represented by Mossenson Galleries
Toby Cedar is a local Torres Strait Islander artist with bloodline connections to Erub, Mer and Moa Islands. Born in Dampier (Western Australia). He currently lives and works in the Hunter region. Toby is influenced by his culture, particularly his father’s stories about his youth on the islands, hunting, fishing, gardening, dance and family life. He and his two sons enjoy performing traditional and contemporary dances.
Related links: Instagram and Facebook
Image: Brian ROBINSON Bedhan Lag: Land of the Kaiwalagal 2019 linocut 100.0 x 185.0cm Gift of the Newcastle Art Gallery Society 2019 Newcastle Art Gallery collection Courtesy the artist and Mossenson Galleries.