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Stories I’ve Been Told: Shanti Des Fours

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

Stories I’ve Been Told explores themes of cultural identity and belonging through an examination of the artist’s memories of a childhood growing up in an alternative religious community in rural NSW.

25 years later, Shanti is seeking to understand how this formative experience has shaped who she has become. She is creating work about this process.

Stories I’ve Been Told includes a series of self-portrait photographs in which the artist performs half-forgotten religious rituals by rote. The resulting images present an uncertain and fragmented version of self. Her form is frequently lost entirely, leaving nothing but the visual echoes of the costumes and paraphernalia of her past.

An outcome of the Community Access Exhibitions Program.

This exhibition is the inaugural outcome of the Tweed Regional Gallery — Byron School of Art (BSA) 3rd Year Graduate Award, 2021.

Shanti Des Fours
Stories I’ve been told (detail) 2022
digital photographic print on archival paper, 84 x 59 cm
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.