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In the Grey: The Saltwater Story – Benjamin Allmon and David Kelly

Date

Wed 15th February 2023, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Mistral Road

Other Dates

Wed 15th February 2023, 10:00am

Thu 16th February 2023, 10:00am

Fri 17th February 2023, 10:00am

Sat 18th February 2023, 10:00am

Sun 19th February 2023, 10:00am

Wed 22nd February 2023, 10:00am

Thu 23rd February 2023, 10:00am

Fri 24th February 2023, 10:00am

Sat 25th February 2023, 10:00am

Sun 26th February 2023, 10:00am

Details

In the Grey: The Saltwater Story is a story of connection, collaboration, co-operation and cultural continuance.

This exhibition documents author Benjamin Allmon’s voyage of discovery with Bundjalung canoemaker Kyle Slabb and the local Indigenous communities, as they set out in traditional canoes from the heart of the Gold Coast to North Stradbroke Island, a journey not made for over 100 years.

What started as one man’s attempt to educate himself became something far bigger — The Saltwater Story — a fully-illustrated book, with 177 photos by renowned photographer David Kelly and a feature-length documentary by award-winning director Jeff Licence.

The exhibition features photographs by David Kelly, the feature documentary and a canoe crafted and paddled by young Bundjalung, Yugambeh, and Quandamooka men.

The artists would like to acknowledge the Bundjalung, Yugambeh and Quandamooka peoples, upon whose lands this story occurred. The Saltwater Story was made possible by support from The Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Queensland, Gold Coast City Council, and Silver Service Marine.

David Kelly
High rise, two gundal (canoe) (detail) 2018
digital photographic print
Image courtesy of the artist

Date

Wed 15th February 2023, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location

Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre
Mistral Road

Other Dates

Wed 15th February 2023, 10:00am

Thu 16th February 2023, 10:00am

Fri 17th February 2023, 10:00am

Sat 18th February 2023, 10:00am

Sun 19th February 2023, 10:00am

Wed 22nd February 2023, 10:00am

Thu 23rd February 2023, 10:00am

Fri 24th February 2023, 10:00am

Sat 25th February 2023, 10:00am

Sun 26th February 2023, 10:00am

We wish to acknowledge the Ngandowal and Minyungbal speaking people of the Bundjalung Country, in particular the Goodjinburra, Tul-gi-gin and Moorung – Moobah clans, as being the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters within the Tweed Shire boundaries. We also acknowledge and respect the Tweed Aboriginal community’s right to speak for its Country and to care for its traditional Country in accordance with its lores, customs and traditions.