Collection: 'This is Me' - Aboriginal Art Exhibition
25 July - 19 August 2023
Mitchell Fine Art presents an exhibition of paintings showcasing First Nations artists and their spiritual connection to their identity and their country.
Connection to country holds a particular significance to Aboriginal people. This exhibition echoes the almost metaphysical relationship an artist has to country and its place within Aboriginal society and spirit.
The relationship with the landscape holds a place of meaning for Aboriginal people that goes beyond the physical. There is a reciprocal relationship between the land and its inhabitants that is a determinant in the health and well-being of both.
In today’s modern world we see a disconnect with nature and our physical environment. Within Aboriginal society it is critical to maintain this connection to ensure the ongoing health of culture and tradition.
Art is a significant platform that has continued this relationship. It is a visual dialogue that is explored as artists interpret country and visually narrate their explanations of land and its importance to them.
There is a mystical connection to the land and its very real impact on the social, mental, physical and psychological foundations of Aboriginal culture.
The works in this exhibition are strongly influenced by the rich landscape of homelands in Central Australia, each depicting stories of sacred dreamings within the tapestries of landscape.