David and Noni Cragg are Sydney-based artists – a brother and sister duo inspired by their First Nations, Scottish and Irish background – who have combined their styles and talents for the unique exhibition, Mirrung, opening at aMBUSH Gallery Canberra on 4 March.
Mirrung – meaning ‘belonging’ in Dharug, the Sydney language – is a vibrant show featuring rainbow-hued portraits of over a dozen Australian creatives, working across a variety of fields.
Their choice of subjects was a deliberate attempt to explore the range of cultural backgrounds that make up Australia, and question the concept of what it means to be ‘Australian’.
A classically trained painter, Noni studied at the National Art School in Sydney and has exhibited in a number of solo and group shows, developing a reputation for her intricate portraits. David has a long background in graphic design and street art, having worked with some of Australia’s leading artists in this area, and studying at Bradfield Design College and the Design Centre in Enmore.T he pair have been painting and drawing together since they were children and have previously collaborated on shows, but this is their largest to date.
Join us on Wednesday, 4 March from 6-8pm at aMBUSH Gallery (Cultural Centre Kambri, ANU Building 153, L2, Acton ACT), with live music from local DJ Ashley Feraude and drinks from Capital Brewing.
On Friday 6 March, an artist talk will be held in the Gallery at 4:30-5:30pm, followed by a Q&A with the artists. This event is free of charge to the public. You can view the talk online here: https://vimeo.com/402076450
You can now view the exhibition online here: https://vimeo.com/403520656
The exhibition will be open daily from 10am-6pm weekdays and 12pm-5pm on weekends until Sunday, 5 July. Admission is free and all artworks are for sale.
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David & Noni Cragg