Ceramic Break Sculpture Park on Sunday June 12 continues its tradition of commemorating the Myall Creek Memorial Day with an exhibition of Aboriginal Art. New to showing at the Park is Danny Connors with his powerful exhibition, ‘Sunset Dreaming’. Also on show are the works of three other artists that include traditional paintings, wonderful wood burnings and aesthetic artifacts and woodcarvings.
Danny Connors was born and raised in Newcastle NSW but now lives in Inverell, which is home to the majority of his ancestors. He is a part of the Bigambul tribe whose people spread along the Northern Tablelands and Border Rivers regions of New South Wales and Queensland.
He believes that he inherited his passion for art and culture from his uncle Keith Connors who travelled the world sharing his culture through dance.
Danny feels that his painting is the expression of his culture and helps him feel he is keeping his uncle’s passion alive. His predominantly figurative acrylic paintings are beautifully designed. He explores themes of country, people and Australian animals using traditional colours.
Colin Isaacs has shown at Ceramic Break Sculpture Park several times.
Walking through The Parade of Heroes Kerry Cannon’s bronze sculpture of Isaacs and his spear, which points to Myall Creek, captures the essence of this Aboriginal elder. His paintings and works in other mediums demonstrate a marvellous combination of storytelling and teaching about his culture. In this exhibition we are given a reminder of his incredible artistic talent.
Two other artists who are new to Ceramic Break will be exhibiting, Scott Griffith and Pepe Trewlynn. Scott Griffith is Colin’s apprentice.
He has been studying the techniques of woodcarving, wood burning and painting and he will be showing wood burnings which depict scenes from the Vietnam War.
Pepe Trewlynn is a Manilla based Aboriginal artist who carves wood into fabulous bowls, clap sticks, carved snakes and much more.
The opening runs from 12 noon – 5 pm with refreshments and lunch to raise your spirits. Entry is by gold coin donation. We are continuing our effort to encourage reducing plastic waste and anyone who brings their own recyclable utensils, will go into the draw to win the Green Prize.
For more information call Ceramic Break Sculpture Park on 02 6729 4147
The Exhibition continues through July.