Artist Ilona McGuire presents a solo exhibition to mark the conclusion of her residency at Goolugatup. Evolving from her recent explorations in natural pigment, Ilona reconditions the white cube gallery space to bring consciousness to the unseen ancient pre-existences beneath.
Through charcoal drawing and ochre painting – powerful ceremonial and cultural materials – Ilona considers the context of gallery and landscape. What can these materials teach us about how we unify amid dysfunction? Can we just start all over again? This is an imagined consequence of this country’s simmering tensions; a bitter explosion, charred from a hostile past, ignorant present, and this great Australian silence.
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Goolugatup Heathcote is located on the shores of the Derbal Yerrigan, in the suburb of Applecross, just south of the centre of Boorloo Perth, WA. It is 10 minute drive from the CBD, the closest train station is Canning Bridge, and the closest bus route the 148.58 Duncraig Rd, Applecross, Boorloo (Perth), Western AustraliaAccessibility and amenities
The Gallery is open 10-4 daily, and closed public holidays. The grounds are open 24/7.