Sacred Country Unwrapped

11th February to 25th of March 2007

Congratulations to Jenni and Kerry who have an upcoming exhibition. As usual the tyranny of distance means I can’t make it to the opening but there is no reason some people reading this blog can’t make it.

Sacred Country Unwrapped an exhibition of photography at the Collector Gallery, brings together the work of two prominent Aboriginal women, Jennifer Martiniello and Kerry Reed-Gilbert.

Where: Collector Gallery 22 Church St

When: Saturdays 1-5pm, Sunday 11-5.30pm Other times by appointment

phone 02-48480073   mobile 0419 492 658

Jenni presents 16 magnificent aerial photographs of traditional and sacred Aboriginal countries, including her grandmother’s and father’s traditional countries in the far north of South Australia. A further 6 arresting works capture the enduring spiritual nature of land and water.

Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, born in Adelaide, South Australia of Arrernte, Chinese and Anglo-Celtic descent, has over 20 years experience working in the arts and professional and community development.

Kerry’s photography has been hung in numerous exhibitions including at the nner Sydney Gallery Boomalli Aboriginal Artists co-operative, one of Australia’s longest running Aboriginal owned and operated Art Galleries and Co-operatives. Her work is held in the AIATSIS and the Australia Council collections, was included in the Sydney and Athens Olympics and will be shown in Beijing as part of the Indigenous Australians Now exhibition.

Kerry Reed-Gilbert, a Wiradjuri woman from central NSW, has written extensively since the 1990s, addressing issues, concerns and interests elevant to Indigenous people. Her photography, a more recent expression of her messenger role, fills the same purpose.

The exhibition of 40 photographs, will be opened on Sunday 11 February at 3pm by Brenda L. Croft, Senior Curator for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art, National Gallery of Australia.

The exhibition, curated by Wathaurong artist Lyndy Delian, continues until 25 March. Members of the public are warmly invited to the opening.

3 thoughts on “Sacred Country Unwrapped

  1. Do hope some of cyberspace readers will visit the gallery during the exhibition. A warm welcome awaits you – the exhibiton looks like a fabulous one to start 2007. Collector Gallery is also the best place to find quality new and second books at fantastic prices by the way.

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