TRUE LIES (and alibis) Opening Night

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Delving into past crimes…  

Join us for the opening night of TRUE LIES (and alibis) from home as Wyndham Art Gallery continues to offer exhibitions digitally.  

The exhibition and launch will be available throughout the duration of the show and we’ll be continuing to offer our Go Deeper program also digitally, both the Artist in Conversation and Sunday Salon events. 

Trawlwoolway artist Julie Gough has exhibited widely across Australia and internationally. For TRUE LIES (and alibis) she presents a multi-layered installation focussing on Tasmanian Aboriginal children taken by colonists in the early 1800s, including her ancestor Dalrymple Briggs, who lived with a colonial surgeon and his wife as a child.  

Gough’s installation explores the experience of her ancestor and other Aboriginal contemporaries through video, a series of posters originally presented in the forest of the Queens Domain, Hobart, and new work developed for this exhibition, an evidence wall unpacking colonial actions against her people. 

As awareness emerges nationally that history has more than one side, that assumed truths are due for re-evaluation, this exhibition discloses historic crimes that continue to resonate for First Peoples. 

At 6:30pm on opening night the launch video will be accessible via the Experience Wyndham Facebook feed and through the Wyndham City Youtube channel, accessible here:  

At that same time the Virtual Gallery will go live where you’ll be able to navigate through the space, access video tours with the curators and view the catalogue. 

Image Credit: Julie Gough – Crime Scene, 2019 (video still)