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Exhibition a tribute to Eddie Kneebone

Exhibition a tribute to Eddie Kneebone

The latest exhibition at Arts Space Wodonga by much-loved and late artist Eddie Kneebone will be officially opened at 5.30pm today (Thursday) by two of his children.

Scott and Leanda Kneebone will be joined by Cr John Watson to officially open Bones of Contention, a series of large-format, acrylic paintings Kneebone did while undertaking his Master of Education and working as an artist-in-residence at Wodonga TAFE.

Other speakers include Sue Blake, Robyn Patterson-Elliott and Auntie Pam Griffin ‚Äď all friends of Kneebone‚Äôs from when he worked at Wodonga¬†TAFE.

The exhibition is a collaboration between Arts Space Wodonga, Murray Arts and Wodonga TAFE, and will be on until Saturday, July 29.

It 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 as his way of saying "now, it's up to you".

‚ÄúWe all have a chance to assess the future and see who we have¬†really become and who we want to be,‚ÄĚ Kneebone said, urging us to paint our own depiction of Australia and its people tomorrow.

Last updated: 06-07-2017

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