Teena McCarthy, Kopi in the mourning, pigment print on butchers paper, 151 x 103cm. Courtesy: the artist and Manly Art Gallery & Museum, Sydney.
Teena McCarthy is a visual artist and poet working predominantly in painting, photography and performance art. She is an Italian/Barkindji woman and a descendant of The Stolen Generations. McCarthy’s work documents her family’s displacement and Aboriginal Australians’ loss of culture and ‘hidden’ history.
While acknowledging the intergenerational pain of post colonialism, she uses wit, humour and pathos to explore her own identity. McCarthy is represented by Art Atrium and is the winner of the recent King & Wood Mallesons Contemporary ATSI Art Prize. This exhibition is part of the 2019 Gai-mariagal Festival.
Join the gallery for the opening on 18 May from 4-6pm.