The Gloucester Gallery is delighted to showcase the Dots From My Heart Exhibition by artist Jenna-Rose Orcher.
Jenna-Rose Orcher is a Gamilaraay woman who paints traditional Aboriginal artworks that reflect her exploration of identity and place within her culture.
Every stroke within these paintings confirms the strength of Indigenous culture’s past, present, and future. They are largely inspired by themes of the natural environment and the political injustices of Indigenous people. Jenna uses earthy tones as a method of connecting herself to traditional styles of Aboriginal art. This is in contrast with artworks where the artist uses bright paints to explore story-telling.
The artist uses poetry in accompaniment with her paintings to extend the story-telling process. This is the intended viewing of the artworks as it completes the exploration and delivery of her message.
These artworks are incredibly special to the artist, revealing her own identity as an Indigenous person living in this country. The artist believes these pieces are extremely important for white Australia to see. As they are insights into the original story-telling and connections being shared from the oldest living culture that we all stand on today.
It is essential for the artist to reflect that as a culture, Indigenous people are still here and thriving. As this always was and always will be Aboriginal land.
Jenna-Rose Orcher has just recently assisted Tony Albert (Sydney Biennale) with a commission from UQ Art Museum (QLD) and is working with Digi Youth Arts (Brisbane) on upcoming projects.
- 17 June to 11 July 2021
- Thursday to Saturday 10am - 4pm
- Sunday 10am - 1pm