Various Artists (Wesley Collection)
An Old Landscape Through New Eyes: Indigenous works from the Wesley College Collection
July — October 2022
Sofi's Lounge, Level 1, Sofitel Melbourne On Collins
Collected over 15 years nearly all of these pictures in this exhibition have been donated to Wesley College through the
generosity of former students.
The exhibition is a visual description of one of the oldest landscapes, as seen and described by our First Nations artists, a people who have lived here for over 60,000 years.
Surveying the exhibition, you might consider works through the lens of different styles including Abstract, Post-Colonial,
Ethnographic, Contemporary or even Naif style. There are elements of these styles in all the works but what they have in common is a desire to tell the story of their connection to the sometimes harsh country that has sustained them, a connection to ancestors and a need to keep passing on traditions. The artists include; George Ward Tjungurrayi, Paddy Fordham Wainburranga, Freddie Timms, Boxer Milner, Paddy Fordham plus others.