Thursday 21 March to Sunday 5 May 2019
Gallery Hours: Wednesday to Friday 11am - 4pm, Saturday and Sunday 10am - 4pm Save to calendar

Cost: Free entry

Goolwa Visitor Information Centre

jaw@alexandrina.sa.gov.au

1300 466 592

http://www.visitalexandrina.com.au

Tags: South Coast Regional Art Centre , Just Add Water 2019 , JAW 2019

In this exhibition, South Australian artist Kunyi June Anne McInerney draws upon childhood experiences as a member of the Stolen Generation in the Oodnadatta Children’s Home during the 1950s. Kunyi’s vibrant use of colour, facial expression and depiction of landscape document her memories. Reflecting on the strict life with other mission kids who became her only family. Kunyi’s paintings and stories reveal an often invisible part of Australian history. In the artist’s words, “these are my stories from a dry remote place where my experiences were so different from what Australian children know today. I want to tell my story, so they don’t ever do it again. They took away my family, my culture and who I could have been. These are not fairy tales, they are true. I want people to understand what happened. Painting is the best way for me to tell my stories,” Kunyi says. Kunyi June Anne McInerney: My Paintings Speak For Me is a sensitive exploration of the experiences of cultural loss, separation from family and finding fun times amongst hardship.

Opening Event: Friday 22 March at 5pm.

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