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From a Continent to an Island-Australian Aboriginal Art Exhibition

Exhibit8 gallery in Limassol hosts the exhibition From a Continent to an Island, organized by Cathrine art organization. The exhibition showcases part of an exceptional and important collection of paintings on bark, created by Indigenous Australians from Arnhem Land in northern Australia. The opening event will be held by the Australian High Commissioner in Cyprus, Ms Fiona McKergow, on Friday, 12 of January, at 19.30, while the exhibition will last till the 3rd of February.

The curator Nadine Berthelier describes the universe of the exhibition From a Continent to an Island as “one full of myths about the creation of the Aboriginal world, the Dreamtime, which the people of Arnhem Land have recorded on eucalyptus bark. The creator ancestors bequeathed the land to people and tasked them to conserve it in order to live in harmony with it. This wise directive which our contemporary civilisation is only now rediscovering, can hardly be found anywhere but in these conserved territories.For over 20,000 years, it has been an insider’s job to tell the countless founding myths of Arnhem Land from generation to generation.

The exhibition is realised with the support of the Deputy Ministry of Culture and the Australian High Commission in Cyprus and the opening event is sponsored by Scope Enterprises.

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Duration:  12 January- 3 February 2023
Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 – 23:00/ Saturday: 12.00 – 23:00
Private viewings are available upon request
Exhibit8 Gallery: Hatziloizi Mihailidi 21, Katholiki, 3041, Limassol, Cyprus
Information: www.exhibit8.com.cy, Instagram: exhibit8gallery, facebook: @exhibit8art, tel: +357 25 21 21 71

 

 

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