NICKOLLA CLARK, GABUL JAGUN – CARPET SNAKE COUNTRY, LONE GOAT GALLERY 25 JUNE – 30 JULY 2022

Gabul Jagun – Carpet Snake Country is an exhibition showcasing aspects of Arakwal Country in the Byron Shire through the perspective of Nickolla Clark a local Arakwal Bundjalung artist living and working on Country.

NICKOLLA CLARK
GABUL JAGUN – CARPET SNAKE COUNTRY
LONE GOAT GALLERY 25 JUNE – 30 JULY 2022
OPENING 5.30 – 7.30PM FRIDAY 24 JUNE 2022
WELCOME TO COUNTRY BY NGURUNGAETA BROWN

‘Arakwal Jagun. My grandmother’s country from the Rainforest to the sea including the rivers, sacred sites, our creator and home Ironbark at Tallow Creek. This is Gabul Jagun, Carpet Snake Country.

My practice highlights our important, instinctive, sacred connection to Country through key symbols, features and knowledge that has been passed down through many generations. This brings me closer to understanding and expressing the energy, spirit, cultural lore and stories from Country and culture within each painting.

The exhibition explores my personal connection to the land and sea with the many vibrant and subtle colours of my Country. The theme Gabul refers to my people’s totem, the Carpet Snake. This is a good reflection on my heritage. Jagun is Country which is fitting as all my artworks reflect the land in which we live and care for.

These pieces are a collection of my cultural expressions and I hope they evoke feelings of cultural insight and gratitude towards Country. Giving and receiving Garimaa– Respect.’

Nickolla Clark, 2022

ARTIST IN CONVERSATION: NICKOLLA CLARK WITH AUNTY DELTA KAY 2PM ON SATURDAY 2 JULY 2022

Join us for a cuppa as we invite Aunty Delta Kay to chat with her niece and local Arakwal artist Nickolla Clark about her first solo exhibition Gabul Jagun – Carpet Snake Country. This is a free event, please let us know if you’d like to come along. RSVP