Aboriginal, Korean and Jewish art exhibition in Bondi

July 20, 2016 by Geoff Sirmai
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An free exhibition showcasing a fascinating mix of Aboriginal, Jewish and Korean art is set to open in Bondi Junction this August.

Jess Birk Residual Conversations

Jess Birk Residual Conversations

my place + your place = a better place is the second annual event in the Tikkun Olam multicultural exploration series and is co-presented by Jewish Arts Inc and Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival.

The exhibition will be showing at Waverley Library, Denison Street, Bondi Junction, from August 6 to September 7, 2016.

Tikkun Olam, (from the Hebrew, “to repair the world”) is a Jewish concept encompassing social justice, friendship, peace and the environment.
This show embraces Tikkun Olam through a deeper understanding of one another’s cultural values, and the forging of friendships.

Curator Estelle Rozinski believes that “every culture and every home has something beautiful, rich and rare to offer”.
She invited artists of Aboriginal, Jewish and Korean origin to share and depict aspects of their family history.
These personal narratives, often underpinned by sacred and traditional threads have been used to create images, objects and text.

This show builds on the relationships forged in the first Tikkun Olam exhibition, April 2015 between Aboriginal, Hindu, Jewish and Korean artists.

The artistic process includes a series of intercultural, collaborative workshops to share artists’ stories, cultural heritage and experience.
The workshops are an integral part of this intercultural exchange.
Artists featured include Suhhee Sirohee, Jess Birk, Gilly Jedwab, Mary Ko, Paige Longbottom, Rhianna Honeysett, Sylke Claridge, Shaye Weaver, Deborah Frank (whose work is entitled “Constructed Place”) and Melbourne artist Sande Bruch (“In Memory of My Mother”).

The exhibition will formally be opened on Tuesday 9 August at 6pm by Janelle Evans (recipient of the Wingara Mura-Bunga Barrabugu Fellowship, Sydney College of the Arts) to coincide with World Indigenous Day.

my place + your place = a better place
Tikkun Olam multicultural exploration
6 August to 7 September 2016
Gala opening Tues 9 August 6pm
Waverley Library, 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction
Mon-Fri 9.30am to 9pm | Sat 9.30am to 3pm | Sun 1pm to 5pm | Free admission
Visit www.shirmadness.com/artexhibition   or on Facebook.

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