EXHIBITIONS    Eddie Kneebone, Bones of Contention

Art Space Wodonga

30.06.17 to 29.07.17


Image: Bones of Contention, Panel #6 (detail), 2005, Eddie Kneebone (late), acrylic on canvas, 1250mm x 1000mm.


Exhibition dates: 30.06.17 to 29.07.17

Bones of Contention is a series of paintings created by the much loved late artist Eddie Kneebone. He developed these works whilst undertaking his Master of Education and working as an artist in residence at Wodonga Institute of TAFE. The series of large format acrylic paintings will be exhibited at Arts Space Wodonga as part of a collaboration between Arts Space Wodonga, Murray Arts and Wodonga TAFE.

Bones of Contention begins with visual depictions of the Dreamtime, a period existing before the advent of humans, where ancient ancestral animal spirits roamed the universe arriving in our world to create the mountains, valleys, plains, deserts, lakes and foothills of Earth. These spirits became the Aboriginal people of Australia who learnt to hunt and to gather and exist in this harsh land.

The series explores 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,” says Kneebone, urging us to paint our own depiction of Australia and its people tomorrow.


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