GINA and KERRY TOOMEY - MUNDUHII Exhibition Launch Event You are invited to join us for the exhibition launch of Kerry Toomey - Munduhii, the inaugural Casula Powerhouse Aboriginal Scholarship Award. The inaugural prize was sponsored by Dharug Strategic Management Group, an anonymous sponsor and the exhibition support is provided by Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. Kerry Toomey is a Gamilaroi woman from Pilliga, NSW. Munduhii (meaning ‘shoes’ in Gamilaraay, her language group) engages in the stories that wrap themselves around the feet. For Toomey they represent her strong connection to Country and culture and are inspired by stories of her family.
On the same day, we will be launching GINA, an exhibition that brings together works from Gina Sinozich’s artistic career to tell her personal story. GINA is an exhibition that has been in development prior to the artist’s sad passing in 2020. Gina first started painting when she was 70 years old and was a prolific painter, painting nearly every day for almost 20 years. She was a great storyteller and gave a number of interviews over the years. Gina's own words add to the paintings, photos and objects in this special survey exhibition.
Light refreshments will be served. DATE Saturday 15th May 2021 TIME 2pm-4pm ALL AGES Free RSVP essential
LOCATION Casula powerhouse Turbine hall
PRE LAUNCH LUNCH - Call Bellbird dining and bar to book a table for lunch on (02) 8711 7077.
CAPACITY 200 with current COVID restrictions Banner image credit: Kerry Toomey, Mundhuii, 2019, mixed media. Courtesy the artist. Photography by Silversalt.
Poster image credit: Gina Sinozich, Me, 2006, Oil on board, 90.5 x 64.5 cm, Courtesy of the estate of Gina Sinozich.
HOW TO GET HERE TRAIN Disembark at Casula Station on the T2 Inner West & South Line or T5 Cumberland - first stop after Liverpool (from Sydney) or Glenfield (from Campbelltown). www.131500.info
Please note the T2 Airport line is different from the T2 Inner West/South - if coming from City Circle via airport, please change at Glenfield.
CAR AND BICYCLE ● From Parramatta or Campbelltown way (without tolls) Take the Hume Highway going towards Liverpool. Follow it all the way into Terminus Street, Liverpool and turn right into Pirie Street. Follow the signs to the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Shepard Street Entrance. ● From the M5/City (with tolls) Take the M5 to Liverpool. Exit at Moorebank Avenue and drive towards Liverpool turning left at Newbridge Road. Turn left into Speed Street and follow the signs to Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.
ACCESS Visitors with restricted mobility can enjoy all public areas of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. The theatre is fitted with a hearing loop, and has provision for restricted mobility access. Guide and Hearing Dogs are welcome.