As one season moves into another, an exhibition of inspiring art opens at Nissarana Galleries, 211 Main St, Mornington. Butterfly Summer is a celebration of the Indigenous season of the butterflies and features both Indigenous and contemporary artworks from some of Australia’s most collectable rising stars. The Indigenous works of Bianca Gardiner-Dodd bring to light both traditional and modern aspects of her heritage and are a fusion between the traditional Indigenous perceptions of the land, the fauna and in particular the flora in a contemporary style.
“My mother Gloria Gardiner, a prominent Aboriginal artist of the Northern Rivers, was of the Kamilaroi / Gamilaroi peoples. I have family ties to the Bundjalung lands of the Tweed and Byron coasts through my husband, who is a Bundjalung man, and my children,” Bianca says. “My art reflects the coastal environment and surrounding elements that I live in — the estuaries, the beach and the life that lives within it. Many of the symbols within my art represent my interpretation of coastal life, harmony and unity.”
Butterfly Summer is on from December 14-January 10.
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A: Ground Floor, 211 Main St, Mornington
T: 5976 8877
M: 0474 496 222