December 22, 2016

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery will kick off its summer program with the major international touring exhibition “Saltwater Country” alongside its own exhibition, “Lake Macquarie: Living Cultures”, the gallery says.

Both exhibitions make links to culture and place, with a strong connection to ‘saltwater’ country.

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery is the final destination for “Saltwater Country”, which features Indigenous artists such as Fiona Foley, Michael Cook, Judy Watson and Daniel Boyd.

“Together the works highlight historical, environmental and personal concerns, while utilising these artists’ strong cultural connections to their saltwater country – Queensland’s coastline, sea and waterways,” says the gallery.

‘Lake Macquarie: Living Cultures’ is the first of an ongoing series that will explore stories related to the original Aboriginal people and the people who have joined them here since the early 1800s from cultures and countries all over the world,” the gallery says.

“The first exhibition focuses on ‘working watercraft’ on the Lake – cargo vessels, ferries and a traditional canoe made by the Aboriginal community as part of cultural revival.

“Stories will be told through objects, photographs, maps and works from the gallery’s collection and commissioned artworks by Luke Beezley and Maggie Hensel-Brown, responding to ‘ship-building’ and ‘bathers for hire’, respectively.”

Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, 1A First St, Booragul.

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