John Wolseley and Mulkun Wirrpanda – Molluscs / Maypal and the warming of the seas

Exhibition and Shows

8 Apr 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

John Wolseley’s 2016 gift to Geelong Gallery of his ten metre long, six panel panoramic watercolour The pearl fisher’s voyage from Ise Shima to Roebuck Bay, 1985–89, is the catalyst for an immersive installation in which Wolseley and senior Yolgnu artist and clan leader Mulkun Wirrpanda, extend their decade-long collaboration.

Both artists share a profound sense of the beauty and fragility of the earth and its ecosystems, and in this project their works meditate especially on the mollusc as a powerful indicator of changing oceanic conditions and water systems.

Wolseley’s work will include unique woodblock prints taken from swamp mangroves that bear the bored channels of shipworms, a widespread species of mollusc feared by 17th and 18th century naval explorers, including James Cook, for its capacity to consume a ship’s timber, rendering it dangerously unseaworthy.

Mulkun Wirrpanda’s lyrical bark paintings and larrikitj maintain knowledge about traditional foods sourced on land and in the waters, including shipworms.

Closed Good Friday.

Facilities

Disabled access available Family Friendly Free Wifi Lockers Museums Galleries Australia Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop

Rates

Free Entry

Event Times

8 Apr 2019 to 2 Jun 2019

Once Only Event

Venue

Geelong Gallery

55 Little Malop Street, Geelong, 3220

Nearby Accommodation

View All
Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong

Quality Hotel Bayside Geelong

Geelong, Greater Geelong

Outdoor solar heated swimming pool

Barwon River Holiday Park

Belmont, Greater Geelong

Parkside Motel Geelong

Parkside Motel Geelong

Belmont, Greater Geelong

2nd & 3rd bedrooms can be set up as 2 king singles

Sabina on Little Myers

Geelong, Greater Geelong

Two bedrooom waterfront apartment

The Waterfront Apartments

Geelong, Greater Geelong

Hotel Street View

Rydges Geelong

Geelong, Greater Geelong

Contact Us