Rite of Passage is a visionary group exhibition that developed as a response to the significance of the year 2020 – 250 years since James Cook first landed in Australia.
The exhibition aims to reframe the way that we perceive this year in our history. Rite of Passage showcases autobiographical work by eleven contemporary Aboriginal artists from across Australia.
Artists are described by curator Shannon Brett as explicit in their actions regarding their Aboriginal rites, the exhibition reveals how these artists define themselves as voices of their families and their ancestors in their quest to preserve their Aboriginality.
Artist in this Rite of Passage include: Glennys Briggs, Megan Cope, Nici Cumpston, Karla Dickens, Julie Gough, Lola Greeno, Leah King-Smith, Jenna Lee, Carol McGregor, Mandy Quadrio and Judy Watson.
The gallery is open and practicing COVID-19 social distancing measures.