Ch­ern’ee Sut­ton at Abo­rig­i­nal Art Gal­leries

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Fea­tur­ing in Abo­rig­i­nal Art Gal­leries in Opera Quays this month is works by Ch­ern’ee Sut­ton, a 21-year-old con­tem­po­rary Indige­nous artist from Mt Isa in Queens­land. From the Kalka­doon tribe, Sut­ton’s fer­vid, bold and vi­va­cious ap­proach to paint­ing her fam­ily’s sto­ries is sim­ply inim­itable and vis­ually unique in colour, com­po­si­tion and tex­ture. Ch­ern’ee em­bod­ies her an­ces­tor’s cul­tur­ally sa­cred sto­ries in a style that is both per­cep­tive and op­ti­mistic; a re­flec­tion of a young Abo­rig­i­nal per­son’s view on their iden­tity and cul­ture. De­spite her young age Ch­ern’ee proves any­thing is pos­si­ble. Opera Quays, Shop 13, 2 East Cir­cu­lar Quay. Queen Vic­to­ria Build­ing, Shop 47–51, Level 2, 455 Ge­orge Street, Syd­ney. 1300 385 862. abo­rig­i­nalart­gal­leries.com.au

WHITE RAB­BIT GALLERY

The White Rab­bit Gallery is home to an im­pres­sive col­lec­tion of con­tem­po­rary Chi­nese art. Founded by Kerr and Ju­dith Neil­son, it fo­cuses on works pro­duced af­ter the year 2000. There are two new ex­hi­bi­tions hung each year, and ad­mis­sion to the gallery is free.

30 Bal­four Street, Chip­pen­dale. 8399 2867. whit­er­ab­bit­col­lec­tion.org

MU­SE­UMS

ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

The Art Gallery of New South Wales is one of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing and most pop­u­lar mu­se­ums, of­fer­ing five lev­els of art. Ex­pe­ri­ence the ex­ten­sive col­lec­tion of Aus­tralian art, Abo­rig­i­nal art, the Asian wing with works from China, Ja­pan and South­east Asia and see Euro­pean art from the Re­nais­sance to Vic­to­rian times.

Art Gallery Road, The Do­main, Syd­ney. Spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions may be tick­eted. 1800 679 278. art­gallery.nsw.gov.au

MU­SEUM OF CON­TEM­PO­RARY ART AUS­TRALIA

The MCA is Aus­tralia’s Mu­seum of Con­tem­po­rary Art, ded­i­cated to ex­hibit­ing, col­lect­ing and in­ter­pret­ing the work of to­day’s artists from across Aus­tralia and around the world. With a con­tin­u­ally chang­ing pro­gram of ex­hi­bi­tions and stim­u­lat­ing events there’s al­ways some­thing new and in­spir­ing to see.

140 Ge­orge Street, The Rocks. Daily 10am–5pm ex­cept Wed­nes­day 10am–9pm. Free ad­mis­sion. Spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tions may be tick­eted. 9245 2400. mca.com.au

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