Shaun Daniel Allen
Shaun Daniel Allen — Jagun/Balun 2022
"The marks in Balun and Jagun/Balun are inspired by all the rivers and surrounds I have had the pleasure of spending time around. Balun encapsulates the calm (and sometimes chaotic nature) and importance of all of these waterways. Those painted in ochre, feel much like those dry river beds, the land rivers. Still just as important and ready to carry life’s blood. For Look/Listen I have painted over photographs that I took when walking around home and the surrounds, the Bundjalung/Yugambeh ways. I wanted to highlight the lines and shapes I see, feel and hear when walking on Country. Ochre collected from this area is used within the pieces."
Shaun Daniel Allen (Shal) is a proud Yugambehborn, Bundjalung artist working and living on Gadigal Land. For Shal, his creative practice is a form of meditation and leads to texture-rich works featuring expressive line-work. During a challenging period, Shal found solace in his art practice and the connection it forged to Community; two integral elements that continually inform his artworks and practice. Shal is represented by China Heights and is also a practicing musician and tattoo artist.
Into the Everywhen
Curated by Alchemy Orange
2 July – 3 September 2022
The Everywhen refers to the spirit manifested at any or all times, represented in the living land, culture and creativity of First Nations people. It was popularised by Dr Stephen Gilchrist, a Yamatji curator and theorist, as a means of describing Australian Aboriginal relations to time and is an expression of what has otherwise been labelled ‘the Dreaming’. The Everywhen is a denial of the linear narrative inherent in settler time/histories
Materials: synthetic polymer on canvas
Dimensions: 60cm x 90 cm
Works will be exhibited until 3 September.
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