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.