4-16 May 2013
The Autumn Collection of Indigenous Art
A selection of well chosen ochre paintings from the Kimberley and beautiful artwork from the Central Desert as well as some carvings and fibre art from Maningrida.
Artists from the Kimberley: Beerbee Munganari, Tommy Carrol, Phyllis Thomas and from Central Desert: Charmaine Pwerle and Wendy Brown Nungurrayi.
Opening: Saturday 4 May 2-4 pm.
Information please ring Jennifer Dudley 0418 353 945.
Senior Artist: Beerbee Mungnari Size 80x60cm Materials: Natural earth pigments
TAMIL GENOCIDE, THEN AND NOW
Remembering Tamil Genocide Exhibition
Date: May 17-30, 2013
Official Opening: Sunday, May 19, 2 to 4pm.
A Photographic Installation Exhibition by a Tamil Refugee currently in Australia.
Exhibition Curator: Ron Guy 0428 173 970
Prominent Human rights lawyer Rob Stary to open 'Remember Tamil Refugee Exhibition'
The world gasped when it discovered the full horror of the genocide in Rwanda in the 1990s. Presidents, politicians and diplomats said it would never happen again. So much for promises from presidents, politicians and diplomats. According to the UN Human Rights Commissioner, Navi Pillay, genocide was, and is, being repeated in Sri Lanka, and once again the world is averting its eyes. “Rwanda’s lessons were not implemented in Sri Lanka,“ said Pillay, whose authority on this matter comes from her position as president of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. During the last days of the 28-year Sri Lankan civil war in 2009, the outside world was shut out when the remaining monitors from the UN left the war zone fearful for their own safety. The subsequent Sri Lankan military atrocities against the Tamil civilian population have been recorded, vividly and starkly, through the photographs and films taken by survivors, and smuggled out of the country.
As seen in the UK Channel 4 documentary ‘Sri Lanka's Killing Fields’, the perpetrators also provided a lot of evidence of war crimes and crimes against humanity by proudly recording their atrocities with their cameras, as war trophies. More of this gruesome evidence is seen in the latest UK documentary ‘No Fire Zone’, which had its premiere at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva in March.
As yet, no-one has been brought to account for what happened towards the end of the war in 2009, and the international community, including Australia, continues to compounds its disgraceful inaction on the events of May, 2009 by ignoring the on-going persecution of Tamils in Sri Lanka. Both major parties in the Australian parliament remain silent on these crimes. At the same time, Australia attempts to stand high at the pulpit of righteousness when it comes to similar human rights violations in other countries.
This exhibition, which documents the stark evidence of these war crimes and the on-going persecution of Tamils, shows exactly why Tamils have fled, and continue to flee, their homeland.
Warning: Some images may cause distress.
31 May - 13 June
"In place of..."
Works on paper by Monique Keel, Rosalind Price, Juliette Riddall, Sally Walshe, Orz Rogers and Bern Olle. Sculptures by Kay Nattrass.
Opening Fri 31 May, 6 pm.
Daily except Mon 12-5pm