Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios


An exhibition that celebrates the Aboriginal people's resilient spirit and the reassertion of their identity, and acknowledges their ongoing struggle for recognition and belonging in an everchanging world.


Event Details



Event Starts

Jul 3, 2024

Event Ends

Jul 20, 2024


Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios


164 Longueville Road, Lane Cove NSW, Australia

curated by Leanne Tobin.

Artists: Banduk Marika, Beverly Burton, Billy Bain, Billy Morton Petyarre, Bronwyn Bancroft, Carolanne Ken, Charlene Carrington, Chris Tobin, Gloria Petyarre, Jade Bell, Judy Miller, Lex Saxby, Lisa Uhl, Marina Pumani Brown, Mavis Ngallametta, Michael Cooke, Phyllis Thomas, Rosella Namok, Thomas Tjapaltjarri, Tjanpi Weavers, Trevor Nickolls & Zaachariaha Fielding.

Part of Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios’ Guest Curator Program, with support from our lending partners Macquarie University and the Pat Corrigan collection.

“The reawakening of our fundamental connections to Ngurra (Mother Earth) has never been more pressing.

In a turbulent and unsettling world climate, humanity has become more impersonal and more removed from our natural surrounds. The need to embrace the Old Wisdoms and revive our interconnections with Mother Earth/Ngurra and each other has never been more urgent. Reigniting past stories is essential to healing both Spirit and Country. Truth-telling about place brings healing, understanding and empathy for all living beings and allows those interconnections to happen.

This exhibition during NAIDOC, celebrates our people’s resilient spirit, the reassertion of identity, and acknowledges the ongoing struggle for recognition and belonging in an everchanging world. Created by mainly younger generations, old stories have been adapted, taking on new forms and new media, rekindling the fires of their Ancestors. The inclusion of more current and contemporary stories has now become part of their Dreaming.

This show allows glimpses into the profound spiritual connections Aboriginal people continue to maintain with Country and invites others to also learn and reconnect to Ngurra and offers truth, courage and hope.”

Leanne Tobin
Curator 2024

Opening Event: Wednesday 3 July, 6-8pm

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