A new exhibition in Limassol, Cyprus is on display to explore the myths about the creation of the Aboriginal world.
The exhibition, “From a Continent to an Island“, in Exhibit8 gallery has been organised by the artistic association CATHRINE and curated by Nadine Betrhelier and Eudes Ajot from Paris.
Supported by the Cultural Services of the Ministry of Culture of Cyprus, it has also been put on display as part of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Australia and Cyprus.
High Commissioner of Australia in Cyprus, Fiona McKergow conducted the Exhibit8 gallery’s opening ceremony.
It showcases an exceptional and significant collection of paintings using bark, which have been created by Indigenous Australians from Arnhem Land in Northern Australia.
The exhibition allows visitors of the gallery to connect with the art of the Aboriginal people and their scattered mythological universe, which they display on eucalyptus.
The curator of the exhibition, Nadine Betrhelier explained that the exhibition offers people who see it, a rare opportunity to familiarise themselves with the universe of the Indigenous people of Arnhem Land and that it serves as a form of “initiation” to some extent.
“From a Continent to an Island” will be on display until February 3.