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Gallery profiles Eddie Kneebone’s Bones of Contention

Gallery profiles Eddie Kneebone’s Bones of Contention

The much-loved and late artist Eddie Kneebone will be   remembered and revered in a new exhibition opening today at Arts Space   Wodonga titled Bones of   Contention.

Kneebone developed the series of large-format, acrylic   paintings while undertaking his Master of Education and working as an   artist-in-residence at Wodonga TAFE.

A collaboration between Arts Space Wodonga, Murray Arts and   Wodonga TAFE, the exhibition is on until Saturday, July 29.

The series explores the Dreamtime period and the realities and   impact of colonisation, specifically pertaining to the North East and Upper   Murray region of Victoria.

The works reference specific events throughout colonisation   until contemporary day.

Kneebone has left the final canvas intentionally blank.

“We all have a chance to assess the future and see who we have   really become and who we want to be,” Kneebone said, urging us to paint our   own depiction of Australia and its people tomorrow.

Events:  - Official opening: by   Scott and Leanda Kneebone, two of Eddie Kneebone’s three children on   Thursday, July 6 at 5.30pm.  - Aboriginal storytelling,   art making and morning tea (as part of NAIDOC Week): Thursday,   July 6 at 10am.  - Preschool workshops:   Work alongside local Aboriginal artists inspired by the work of Eddie   Kneebone. Bookings essential: (02) 6022 9600  - Interactive table: Celebrate,   learn and appreciate Aboriginal culture through art.  - Talks and tours:   All ages welcome, bookings essential.  Arts Space Wodonga, on the corner of Hovell and Lawrence streets, is open   Monday to Friday from 10am to 5.30pm, and Saturday from 9am to noon.

Last updated: 30-06-2017

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