A Portrait Of Landscape And Time In Hill End Official Opening

Thu 4 October 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm FREE!
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A Portrait Of Landscape And Time In Hill End Official Opening - Leichhardt Library - Leichhardt - NSW
Join us for the official opening of Rebecca Wilson's A Portrait of Landscape and Time in Hill End: Mythmaking, Heroes and Villains.

This exhibition of paintings and research, which constitute an accompanying book, unearth lessor known stories of the remote and iconic town of Hill End. The works disrupt common narratives of the region, questioning who the real heroes and villains are in recorded history and how we create myths and icons.

The artist’s paintings and research introduce Bathurst War hero and Wiradyuri leader, Windradyne and the shameful declaration of Martial Law in 1824. The events around this time are significant, but remain a virtually unknown part of Australia’s history. It was a devastating attempt at genocide against Aboriginal people. Featured at the beginning of the book is a poem entitled “This Land” from Kalmadyne Goombridge, a proud Gaimilaroi man who is Wiradyuri sung. He generously contributed his work as a symbol of our communities working together, to tell the truth about our histories.

The exhibition runs from 26 September until 29 October and is open during Leichhardt Library hours.
Thu 4 October 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Leichhardt Library
23 Norton Street,
2040, Australia