In this exhibition, Wathaurung artist Carol McGregor explores the ways Aboriginal people have been both romanticized and suppressed. By embroidering on tea towels and sewing together possum skins, she questions which objects serve as true containers of Indigenous identity, and which are misrepresenting it on a mass scale. She will visit Charlottesville February 1 – 27 as an artist-in-residence in partnership with Australia Council for the Arts. McGregor holds a Bachelor’s in Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art and Fine Art from the Queensland College of Art and is pursuing a Doctorate in Philosophy from Griffith University in Brisbane.
Thursday, February 22, 6:00 pm, registration required