Internationally respected, Tasmanian Indigenous artist Lola Greeno’s award winning talent in shell-working is magnificently displayed in this solo exhibition of 50 highly visual and textual works, each uniquely championing the traditions and culture of the Indigenous women of Tasmania’s Cape Barren and Flinders Islands. The exhibition’s overarching theme is storytelling; of the meticulous crafting of stories of cultural knowledge, natural beauty, ancient traditions, and connectedness with her island home. Also about modern issues – contemporary sculptural works that feature are part of Greeno’s response to her concerns for the environmental future of shell stringing in northern Tasmania.
Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is an Object Gallery touring exhibition and is part of the Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series.
REDLAND ART GALLERY, CLEVELAND
SUNDAY 26 MARCH –
SUNDAY 7 MAY 2017
6.30pm Friday 24 March 2017
Floor Talk and Morning Tea:
10.30am Sunday 26 March 2017
Image: Lola Greeno, Warrener necklace 2014, warrener shells and wire. Photography by John Lemming and courtesy of the artist.