New exhibition opening at Creators Artspace on Friday 16th July @ 6.00 pm
Glennys Briggs is an indigenous visual artist recently moved to the Nth East from the Gold Coast.
Her work reflects a strong connection to land, culture and history through the mediums of painting , sculpture installation, and sound, wearable art and possum skin cloak making. However her main art practice is Printmaking.
Creators Artspace is currently open from 10.30am till 4.00pm – Thursday till Saturday.
From Saturday 15th May to Saturday 10 July 2021 at the Filkenstein Gallery
As Glennys explains – ‘My name is Glennys Briggs. I am a YortaYorta/Taungurung woman from Central Victoria. I have cultural affiliations with my great grandmother’s people, the Wiradjurri in Central NSW and my father’s adopted family of Mannalegenna’s Palawa people in Tasmania.
“After the fact”, this phrase is often used in legal terms, meaning that after a crime is committed the facts can’t be changed, so it is with history. However writers have continually blurred the lines when writing about the invasion and colonization of this country. The oral statement of facts from the Indigenous view was never taken into account. I do not nor will not compromise with the telling through an Indigenous lens’
The exhibition will run from Saturday 15th May to Saturday 10 July 2021.
We look forward to hosting an opening event and talk with Glennys Briggs on Saturday 12 June at 3pm
Drinks and nibbles will be provided…
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday 10 June to keep numbers appropriate for our space.
Please click on link below or use our booking button on our website to make an appointment to view the exhibition – https://FinkelsteinGalleryappointments.as.me/
Where: Basement 2 / 1 Victoria Street, Windsor VIC 3181 (Please press 099 and bell icon on buzzer)
12 November to 20 November 2020 at Burleigh Hub, Justins Park, Burleigh Heads
Presented by BLEACH, with contributions from Justine Dillon, Tarni Eastwood, Lola Harward, Emily Kafoa, Desert-Rain Magpie, Maureen Newton, Trisha Newton, Gbrielle Quakawoot, Tracy Ritson, Skye Shannon and Joyce Summers.
Inspired by nature’s ancient luminary navigators, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women collaborate to weave a story of skies through place and time. Join us under the stars on even the sunniest of days to view this mesmerising observatory.
Wonderful to see artist Glennys Briggs at NorthSite in Cairns and hear more about her artwork ‘Sweet Damper’ and her other works in Rite of Passage.
“Briggs is a proud Taungurung-Yorta Yorta woman, exploring her deep cultural connection to land through printmaking, painting, sculpture and installation.
Her powerful and confrontational work asks us to reflect on, and question, our shared history and relationship to this country. Screen printed possum skins in ‘Sweet damper’ (2017) reference the practice of adding arsenic to flour, as a means of mass poisoning Aboriginal people.”
Tune in tomorrow afternoon to hear Glennys and fellow artist Nici Cumpston OAM discussing their work with exhibition curator Shannon Brett.
12 – 14 November 2020 and 20 – 21 November 2020
Experience Gold Coast-based artist Glennys Briggs’ monumental, once-in-a-lifetime artwork on the buildings of Chez Nous on Chevron. The giant work envelops an entire home, and remains until the buildings are demolished. When it’s gone, it’s gone.