BRHS Works by Indigenous Artists Feature in Local Exhibition


BRHS’ collection of artworks by a number of renowned local Indigenous artists has long been a feature of the health service, and a matter of great pride and pleasure for our staff.

Now, a number of those works are being shown to a new audience outside the hospital.

Several artworks from the BRHS collection are now featuring in an exhibition at the East Gippsland Art Gallery in Bairnsdale.

This includes paintings by Aunty Rachel Mullett, Aunty Penny Hood, Alfie Hudson, Alex Stewart and Josh Blackman.

“We are thrilled to be working with BRHS and I want to thank them for loaning the gallery some of the significant artworks they have collected over many years,” said Crystal Stubbs, gallery director.

Here’s some more info about the exhibition, courtesy of Crystal.

Southeast NOW features new works by Alice-Ann Pepper, Patricia Pittman, Ronald Edwards-Pepper and Zion Bradley Brown.

Supported by East Gippsland Shire Council this exhibition gives the local community and visitors an opportunity to engage with art, stories, knowledge and artistic skill of artists all with a connection to Gunnai Kurnai Country.

It’s wonderful to be exhibiting such unique and engaging work. Ronald’s vibrant mural packs a punch as you enter the gallery. Originally painted for the Metro Tunnel hoarding at City Square, Ronald’s work Emerging from the Darkness is larger than life and is a continuous immersive piece that travels with you as you walk around the gallery.

Patricia’s work depicts native animals in her unique style and design. The detail in her paintings draws you in and you can’t help but want to get up close and see the intricacies in each of Patricia’s pieces.

Alice works with canvas, paint, possum skin and uses painting, stitch and burning techniques to create her works. Each piece is deeply felt and the words that accompany each artwork are beautiful, giving you a real insight into her thoughts and inspirations.

Brad’s paintings are big textural works. His largest piece depicts Blossom and tells a beautiful story of a small moment, a glance, an impression that resonated with him. This feeling being the first step in a creative process that resulted in an inspired piece of artwork.

A small exhibition featuring delicate ink works by Heather Duggan is also showing in The Vault.

Southeast NOW 2021 is on show at East Gippsland Art Gallery until 17 July.

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