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Exhibition | Animal Memory by Wenona Matthews


  • The Nook Gallery 18 Progress St Mornington Australia (map)
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Exhibition opening: Sun 5 November, 2–5pm
Exhibition runs until: Sun 12 November 2017

For human beings the relationship, dependenceand sacred communication held with animals has been long held across many cultures globally. The advent of postmodern culture and development of technology has ushered the demise between animals and humans. The scientific community has come to consensus that we are now in a mass extinction period caused by humanity and many species will be lost on earth.

Animal Memory draws attention to the massive loss of the natural world we are currently undergoing and it’s parallel of cultural knowledge. The drawings within this exhibition focus on archetypal animals that have had strong mythological and cultural resonance within human societies over history.

About the Artist
Wenona is a 30 year old Artist, independent Healer and Curator. Wenona’s Qualifications include:  A Diploma of Fine Arts; TAFE-NSW, A Bachelor of Fine Arts; The National Art School, Sydney. A Master of Art and Curatorship; The University of Sydney.In recent years Wenona has occupied her time studying Curanderismo and Vegetalismo traditions of the Upper Amazon of Peru. She has spent the last six years travelling between Australia and Peru, where she continues her studies and practice within the Vegetalista traditions of Mestizo Curanderismo.

She has also been utilising Art as a therapeutic/symbolic tool for exploring ‘The Self’ and Consciousness alongside her empirical knowledge of traditional plant medicines, healing techniques and esoteric traditions.

Her artistic practice culminates around the exploration of consciousness and spiritual understandings from around the world. Within her recent works she has been investigating pictorial narratives of symbology and mythology of past cultures and animals.

Contact: wenona.matthews@gmail.com

Later Event: November 18
Pop-up Sale | Kaz Morton Ceramics