by Tiahna Fiddling
Renowned artist Aunty Shireen Malamoo hosts art exhibition CQUniversity Townsville
CQUniversity Townsville played host to Indigenous Elder and renowned artist Aunty Shireen through the exhibition of her Tell the Truth and we all grow up… artworks recently.
Aunty Shireen described how the exhibition drew on the political and spiritual experiences of her life.
“I use my artwork to educate young Indigenous people about my past,” Aunty Shireen said.
Talking about her life’s journey, Aunty Shireen talked about the significance that family played in influencing her artwork.
“If we don’t have a strong family we are done.”
With over 70 guests in attendance, CQUni’s Flinders street campus forecourt was filled with locals and guests who travelled from interstate to attend the event.
CQUniversity Creative Arts Lecturer, Rob Doran, who assisted in coordinating the event, said the exhibition demonstrated the Universities’ongoing relationship with the local Indigenous community.
“It was an honour to host this exhibition at CQUni. Art is about sharing stories and Aunty Shireen is an exceptional woman who has a life that needs to be shared.”
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