Instaculture: an exhibition by Wayne Quilliam

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aMBUSH Gallery
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Monday, July 1, 2019 (All day) to Saturday, August 3, 2019 (All day)
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Darling Quarter’s outdoor public art space
Darling Harbour
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Instaculture: an exhibition by Wayne Quilliam
The 2019 NAIDOC Week theme is Voice. Treaty. Truth, which references the desire of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to have an enhanced role in decision-making in Australia’s democracy. Through the digital works he has chosen to display in INSTACULTURE, Wayne helps viewers reflect on the co-existence of culture and nature as a collaborative and evolving entity. Imagery of the earth, sky, fresh water and salt water highlight the exquisite textures found in the landscape, as well as the six seasons of the Aboriginal culture. Decals placed on the ground in front of each artwork contain three important elements, to be viewed in conjunction with the image – a traditional word or phrase, its English translation, and the Aboriginal language it comes from. This striking large-scale installation comprises four display cubes, with a total of 16 digital photographic images (each 2.4m x 2.4m) on show at Darling Quarter’s outdoor public art space, OPEN. Former NAIDOC Artist of the Year, Wayne found a love of photography as a teenager in the Navy, inspired by the different cultures he saw firsthand around the world and documenting the places, people and ceremonies he came upon. Back in Australia, he began to travel extensively on country, collecting images, words and stories of his own culture from the old people who so graciously share them with him. Running from Monday, 1 July until Saturday, 3 August, it’s open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is free of charge. INSTACULTURE is curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery and presented by Darling Quarter.