Artists across Queensland celebrate Ancestral Myths and Storytelling in Cairns exhibition

Open till August 29th at Kick Contemporary Art Gallery (Cairns, QLD), Warriors, Sorcerers & Spirits is an exhibition showing contemporary representations of traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait stories of five individual artists and five collectives.

The artists showing their work include Bianca Beetson, Carol McGregor, Arone Meeks, Brian Robinson, Teho Ropeyarn and the collectives Mirndiyan Gununa, Girringun, Lockhart River, Pormpuraaw and Bana Yirriji.

Each work explores ‘indigenous spiritual beliefs, power and responsibility within communities, and the importance of ceremony and artistic traditions’ indicates curators Renai Grace and Shannon Brett.

From paintings to digital media including scultpures and printmaking, the artists mix different genres to create their visual narratives.

Lovers of Mythology, don’t miss the Art of Girringun rainforest Aboriginal people, Pormpurraaw and Brian Robinson particularly infused with spiritual beliefs.

You’ll discover the Chikka-Bunnah, mystical spirit of fire ; the Crocodile Spirit Man, who is the ghost of a person killed by a crocodile ; the Rainbow Serpent, who is the creator of all lives ; or even Orchid Man who requires offerings and prayers from fishers and hunters in order to avoid sickness or death.

Brian Robinson combines imagery of traditional Torres Strait Islander with pop culture icons such as Darth Vader or Bat Man.

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Warriors, Sorcerers & Spirits : Contemporary Interpretations of Unique Ancestral Stories
Till 29 August 2015
In Kick Contemporary Arts – 96 Abbott Street Cairns Queensland Australia
Free entry Monday to Saturday 10 am to 5 pm
www.kickarts.org.au

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