In 2019, artist and Bidjara, Ghungalu and Garingbal man Dale Harding made a replica of Sidney Nolan’s portray ‘Panorama Carnarvon Vary Queensland’ on his studio wall after paying a go to to the positioning himself. Kooramindanji (the Carnarvon Gorge) is a web site wealthy with historic rock work, carvings and stencils that Western artists comparable to Margaret Preston, Mike Parr and Nolan had visited and represented of their work over the 20th century.
After copying the Nolan portray to his wall, Dale started fascinated by the act of non permanent entry to land, and what it means to be a neighborhood. This led him inevitably to ruminate on how a lot materials was borrowed from Indigenous artwork practices and locations to tell the Australian Modernist motion heralded by non-Indigenous artists. These questions that adopted fashioned the premise for Dale’s new exhibition, Via A Lens of Visitation, which