Friday, June 30, 2017

 

Gallery profiles Eddie Kneebone’s Bones of Contention

The much-loved and late artist Eddie Kneebone will be remembered and revered in a new exhibition opening today at Arts Space Wodonga titled Bones of Contention.

Kneebone developed the series of large-format, acrylic paintings while undertaking his Master of Education and working as an artist-in-residence at Wodonga TAFE.

A collaboration between Arts Space Wodonga, Murray Arts and Wodonga TAFE, the exhibition is on until Saturday, July 29.

The series explores the Dreamtime period and the realities and impact of colonisation, specifically pertaining to the North East and Upper Murray region of Victoria.

The works reference specific events throughout colonisation until contemporary day.

Kneebone has left the final canvas intentionally blank.

“We all have a chance to assess the future and see who we have really become and who we want to be,” Kneebone said, urging us to paint our own depiction of Australia and its people tomorrow.

Events:
- Official opening: by Scott and Leanda Kneebone, two of Eddie Kneebone’s three children on Thursday, July 6 at 5.30pm.
- Aboriginal storytelling, art making and morning tea (as part of NAIDOC Week): Thursday, July 6 at 10am.
- Preschool workshops: Work alongside local Aboriginal artists inspired by the work of Eddie Kneebone. Bookings essential: (02) 6022 9600
- Interactive table: Celebrate, learn and appreciate Aboriginal culture through art.
- Talks and tours: All ages welcome, bookings essential.
Arts Space Wodonga, on the corner of Hovell and Lawrence streets, is open Monday to Friday from 10am to 5.30pm, and Saturday from 9am to noon.