Based here on Boon Wurrung/Bunurong Country, Dominic White is a Palawa man, descendant of the Trawoolaway of Lutruwita (Tasmania), through his birth mother’s family.
White's art has been following a process of reclamation of his heritage for 20+ years. Trained as a printmaker, his work spans printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics and contemporary jewellery.
In this exhibition White explores connection, observation, responsibility, and obligation in different mediums, examining cultural, historical human activities and interaction with place and materials. Printed works made from the artist’s fingerprints, with foam patterns from Gunnamatta, reference the sea country of Bass Strait which connects Boon Wurrung/Bunurong land with the Trawoolaway. Patterns of colonial philosophy are branded onto wooden and clay surfaces of coolamons and overlie prints depicting the old growth plants of Red Hill's Endeavor Fern Gully.
Opening Event Saturday November 5, 2-4pm. Details and RSVPs via Everywhen Artspace.