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John Paiwan – Talking Earth

29 January - 28 February


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This exhibition presents a series of landscape paintings (including reimagined landscapes) by Townsville-based artist John Paiwan. Through his use of ochre, Paiwan “uses the earth to draw the earth” as a representation of living memory.

Image: John Paiwan, In the beginning (detail), 2009, ochre on board, 35 x 35 x 25cm.

Exhibitions Launch Friday 29 January 2021:
Bookings will be made available here in mid-late January 2021.

Robyn Glade-Wright & Barbara Dover’s Disquiet: Ecological Anxieties & Transformation is also on display during this exhibition period 29 January – 28 February 2021.


29 January
28 February
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| Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts |
408 Flinders St
Townsville, QLD 4810 Australia

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