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Exhibition: Anna Davern | Greetings from the Colonies | 30 August – 5 October 2019
30th August 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5th October 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Greetings from the Colonies
30 August – 5 October 2019
Chapman & Bailey Gallery is pleased to present ‘Greetings from the Colonies’ a series of works by Anna Davern.
Opening Saturday 7 September, 2-4pm
When I think about the history of Australia, I think of stories. The stories I was told at school about explorers and squatters, the stories that were read to me as a child about bushrangers and magic puddings and the stories of the first people of this continent, stories that brought this land into being.
I hope to be able to tell stories with my work and that you are able to read your own stories in the works. These are stories of colonisation and there is no once place to start, nor is there a defined ending. There is an absence of the stories of the First Nations People as this is not my story to tell.
Some of the works invite you to become a part of the story; there are dials to turn, levers to push and some even have items of jewellery that can be removed to be worn*.
*please only touch the works under supervision of gallery staff.