River Spirit Workshop with Maddison Gibbs & Jason Wing
Undercurrents Public Program
Join artists Maddison Gibbs and Jason Wing in this river spirit figure making workshop, using found leaves, sticks, flowers, seeds, nuts and string. The workshop responds directly to the exhibition Undercurrents and the Dyarubbin (Nepean River).
This workshop is for adults and families. Children under 10 years old must be accompanied by an adult. Please note this workshop takes place during our popular Twilight at Lewers event, please allow additional time to find street parking.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Maddison Gibbs is a proud Gunu Baakandji woman. Gibbs currently lives and works between Sydney and Kandos, NSW. As an artist and activist Gibbs’ work is underpinned by a balance of poetry and politics as she examines dual histories and stories of past and present Aboriginal societies and spirit. Gibbs was recently awarded the Fishers Ghost Aboriginal Art Award, Muru Award as part of the 2022 HIDDEN Rookwood Sculpture Prize and was also the winner of the 2021 Yapang Emerging Art Prize at Lake Macquarie Gallery. Gibbs works across a wide spectrum of cultural praxis, utilising multi-disciplinary methods to tell and retell women’s narratives with a focus on contemporary Aboriginal affairs.
Jason Wing is a Sydney-based artist who strongly identifies with his Chinese and Aboriginal heritage. Wing began as a street artist and has since expanded his practice to incorporate photomedia, installation and painting. Influenced by his bi-cultural upbringing, Wing explores the ongoing challenges that impact his wider community.