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  • “home” AGNSW

    “home” AGNSW

    Home can mean a variety of things. It may denote a place of residence, an attachment to place or a sense of belonging. It is generally imbued Read More…

  • People We Know – Places We’re Been @ Goulburn Regional Gallery

    People We Know – Places We’re Been @ Goulburn Regional Gallery

    GOULBURN REGIONAL ART GALLERY INVITES YOU TO People We Know – Places We’ve Been GOULBURN ART CLASS 2-0-1-1 3 November – 3 December Daniel Boyd• Karla Dickens Read More…

  • Thank you for the days – My Teenage Years @ Lismore Regional Gallery

    Thank you for the days – My Teenage Years @ Lismore Regional Gallery

    Thank you for the days_e-invite-1 My teenage years A Lismore Regional Gallery exhibition, curated by Djon Mundine Tracey Moffatt, Gary Lee, Karla Dickens, Bindi Cole, Michael Philp, Read More…

  • Rabbits @ Firstdraft

    Rabbits @ Firstdraft

    Home is where the rabbits live A solo exhibition by Karla Dickens, including collaborations with, and work by, Nils Crompton Statement for press release ‘Football was always Read More…

  • Fairytales in Fairyland

    Fairytales in Fairyland

    Grafton Regional Gallery
    6th July to 28th August 2011
    Fairytales in Fairyland explores the sense of space in Australia given through a democracy that allows all beliefs to coexist. Space in Australia is abundant both physically and conceptually. Australian artists have responded to this abundance or its outcomes with works that move beyond the real or refer to or explore the belief in fantasy.

    Artists are: Alison Williams, Avital Sheffer, Bob Connery, Cass Samms, Rindi Salomon, Jenny Kitchener, Joe Peady, John van der Kolk, Karla Dickens, Katka Adams, Louise Fulton, Steven Giese, Stuart Payne, Dave Funnell

    image of back cover of Black Beauty Artist Book
    34cm x 32cm, 20 pages, mixed medium

  • Freedom Riders

    Freedom Riders

    FREEDOM RIDERS: Art and activism 1960s to now
    Commencement Date 03/07/2011
    Completion Date 25/09/2011
    The University of Sydney

    The starting point for the exhibition ‘FREEDOM RIDERS: Art and activism 1960s to now’ is a major
    portrait, ‘Charlie Perkins’, 1986, by Aboriginal artist Robert Campbell Jnr in the University Union Art
    collection. Perkins was the first Aboriginal graduate at the University and a key figure in the Freedom
    Ride, a historic intervention initiated by Sydney University students in 1965. The Freedom Ride focused
    unprecedented attention on the systematic racism experienced by Aboriginal communities in regional
    towns across New South Wales. Campbell’s art played a pioneering role in exposing the social and
    political realities of NSW Aboriginal people. His Perkins portrait and the Freedom Ride will provide an
    historic framework for the work of six Aboriginal artists Karla Dickens, Adam Hill, Jonathon Jones,
    Michael Riley, Elaine Russell and Christian Thompson.

  • Pink Sunrise

    Pink Sunrise

    The much anticipated Boomalli Annual Exhibition to coincide with the Sydney Mardi Gras returns with ‘Pink Sunrise’ an important showcase fleshing out issues of Indigeneity and sexuality Read More…

  • Mother of All: Boyd Gallery

    Mother of All: Boyd Gallery

    Exhibition dates Friday 1st April – Sunday 5th June 2011 Tweed River Regional Art Gallery Mother of All is a collaborative exhibition between artist Karla Dickens and Ishta Read More…

  • Black Madonna: Grafton Gallery

    Black Madonna: Grafton Gallery

    A new series of paintings, mixed media artworks, prints and sculpture based on the artist’s personal, cultural and spiritual memories. The Madonna and Child (or mother and child) is a subject which has been represented across time and place in the history of art and continues to fascinate artists. Karla has adapted this icon to her own personal life as a mother and Aboriginal woman of mixed Wiradjuri and Irish descent, and situated it within Aboriginal culture and history.

  • Black Madonna: Casula Powerhouse

    Black Madonna: Casula Powerhouse

    Sumptuous and textured, laden with floral motifs, beads, and mother of pearl, Karla’s new works invite you to almost touch. Black Madonna is a sensuous, introspective yet Read More…