Always Was, Always Will Be Wathaurong by Glenn Loughrey Acrylic on Canvas

LOVE LETTERS TO COUNTRY

19th June – 31st August

Loughrey’s work is both a lament and celebration of Country. His overriding concern is for the ongoing impacts of colonisation and the resilience and resistance of Aboriginal people, not as victims or survivors, but as Sovereign Peoples of this land.

Loughrey’s art practice is an exploration of his journey into his family, his mob and his country, and his preoccupation is with the interaction between dominant ‘white culture and the oldest living culture on the planet’. His work explores the impact of that interaction from an Indigenous man’s point of view and Glenn’s purpose is always to engage, challenge and initiate action leading to unification and reconciliation

Loughrey’s works have been both finalist and shortlisted in the Doug Moran Portrait Prize (2017, 2018) and he has held a number of solo exhibitions. In 2020 Loughrey become finalist in the Paddington Art Prize , the Mandorla Art Prize, and the Blake Art Prize, and he is currently working on a large glass installation at St Paul’s Cathedral

Exhibition launch will also include the launch of Glenn’s book “On being Blackfella’s Young Fella” (Coventry Press) on Saturday 19th of June at 2pm at Hearth Galleries.

Wominjeka: The office of the Anglican Diocese of Melbourne stands on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri/Woiwurrung people of the Kulin Nation.
We pay our respects to elders past and present, and affirm our commitment to the work of reconciliation.

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