Tuesday May 11 2010
Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute presents
Lowanna by Aboriginal Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam

Tandanya is proud to present the NAIDOC Artist of the Year Wayne Quilliam and his international art series Lowanna. Waynes work radically alters perceptions of Indigenous art, emotionalising the bond between humans and the spirits of the earth. Quilliam analyses and deciphers images of the nude female form and landscapes as he camouflages his figures to deconstruct, create and recreate a naked reality.

Traditional Aboriginal stories and tales have influenced the artist’s work to become increasingly intense, mysterious, and probing. Quilliam explains, To interpret my work is akin to demystifying the link between myth and reality, the process of covering and uncovering the human element of nature; to find depth, meaning and perhaps even a revelation that we are the vision of a creator. I am intrigued by the differing perceptions of nudity and the role it plays in modern society.

The Lowanna series has toured Germany, France, Austria, Britain, Russia, USA, Mexico and Japan.

Lowanna opens May 14 May 2010 at 6pm all welcome

Lowanna is open to the public daily 10am to 5pm from Monday 10 May to Sunday 18 July
2010 at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute. Admission is free.

Renee Johnson Visual Arts Officer, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
T 8224 3218 E vaofficer@tandanya.com.au
Wayne Quilliam www.waynequilliamphotography.com.au
Ph 0413 812222