7 - 30 May
Tue - Fri: 10am - 6pm
Sat: 10am - 5pm
9/31 Thompson Street,
A sensational group exhibition of contemporary indigenous sculpture and painting.
Which way? is the long-awaited exhibition from contemporary Indigenous artists, Fiona Omeenyo, Rosella Namok and Samantha Hobson. Through their art and design sensibilities – across painting and sculpture – the artists explore the themes of ‘tradition’ and ‘change’ through their chosen subjects.
The themes that the artists have individually explored in their art practices involve ancestral relationships to land and sea, and the associated songs and stories. As they each moved to Cairns and started their own families (with ongoing travel to and from the Lockhart community) they expanded their visual narratives to also include various social issues of the urban environment. Since 2014, the artists have travelled regularly to Brisbane to partake in workshops for exhibitions, commissions and sculptural projects.
Which way? will showcase paintings and sculpture on both the ground floor and mezzanine at FireWorks Gallery.