Akuna Dhuwu – meaning ‘to follow the stories’ – is a captivating exhibition from Aboriginal artist, photojournalist and photographer Wayne Quilliam, on show in the lobby of Sydney’s Liberty Place from 2 May to 5 June.
Quilliam simultaneously embraces modernism and the knowledge of his ancestors through these colourful and striking works. They speak of connection and isolation, of loss and discovery, and the tragic irony of misconceived ideals.
His style is a bold metaphysical construct that ebbs and flows in the ether; cascading colours of red wash over soft hues of the burnt sun, and the savage strikes of a sharpened spear accentuate the movement and dynamic interplay of otherworldly darkness.
Through abstract gestures of forbidden lines and destructive colours, Quilliam creates a songline from the intangible.
Akuna Dhuwu is presented by Liberty Place, and curated and produced by aMBUSH Gallery (an initiative of Wiltshire + Dimas Management).