Gai-mariagal Festival 2024

A Celebration of the Oldest Living Culture on the Planet
26th May to 14th July 2024

Gai-mariagal Festival 2024 - IMAGE: Re-Right Collective, "Nawi" (detail), 2024, ceramic installation. Image by the Artists

13 June to 14 July 2024
11:00am to 5:00pm


X-Change is a new exhibition by the Re-Right Collective (Carmen Glynn-Braun and Dennis Golding). Bringing their knowledge and experiences in public art and community events, they highlight the ways in which stories are approached through conversation.

The exhibition features new works exploring themes of de-colonisation, domesticity, and survival through art and community. The artists bring heldheld objects that are drawn from childhood memory and lived experiences to create a sanctuary in the colonial landscape. Both Carmen and Dennis exchange stories through these objects to highlight community strength, familial histories and self-determination.

As part of this exhibition, Re-Right Collective have engaged with Barada Bana, Yuin and Cammeraygal Elder, Aunty Jeanie Moran who shared stories of cultural practice within the areas in which the exhibition takes place. The artists and Aunty Jeanie exchanged stories of place and the importance of keeping culture alive through generational storytelling. The outcome of this engagement allowed the artists to collaborate with Aunty Jeanie and her grandchildren to produce a ceramic installation of a Nawi (canoe) which reference the history and practices of the Sydney coastal people. 

IIMAGE: Re-Right Collective, Nawi (detail), 2024, ceramic installation. Image by the Artists

  • Event cost:  Free

Event Location - Art Space on The Concourse

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Art Space on The Concourse, 409 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood (next to Box Office), Chatswood, 2067


Hard Lawrie

We acknowledge the original custodians of the land, the Gai-mariagal clans of the Northern Sydney Region.  We pay our respects to the Elders past and present.