"The artworks express a nostalgia for an antipodean wonderland before the imprint of colonization was stamped over the landscape and its inhabitants.” - Anna Glynn. Promiscuous Provenance is a travelling exhibition from Shoalhaven Regional Gallery, presented by Whitlam Institute.
Artist Anna Glynn is drawn to the work of the early colonial artists, whose depictions of Australian flora and fauna did not represent the landscape as it really was but instead drew on European forms and animals. Promiscuous Provenance encourages a re-examination of our relationship with our colonial past; is our identity as Australians built on a strange hybrid history, a ‘promiscuous provenance’? Using a range of different media, Glynn populates her own antipodean world with strange hybrid manifestations to invoke curiosity and wonder.
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Promiscuous Provenance is on display in the Margaret Whitlam Galleries at the Female Orphan School from 11 August till 26 October 2018. The Galleries are open each Thursday and Friday from 10-4 pm and on the second Saturday of each month.