Country and People an Exhibition of Contemporary Works by Monica Bridge

This exhibition is a collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Works that focus country and people.
Monica uses art as a tool for understanding emotions and for self-expression. She experiments with different shapes, lines, and symbols to reflect her connection to country and love for nature. 

Monica is passionate about sharing her  culture and increasing awareness about Aboriginal culture, history, and perspectives. Through creative practice she has connected people to culture though workshops in preschools, primary schools, high schools and with community groups. 

Stolen 2021

Acrylic on canvas, 122cm x 61cm

$1199    SOLD

This painting tells the painful story of Australia’s past and the effects it has had on the present. Before invasion, Aboriginal people had a strong connection to country, strong kinship systems, strong identity and were strong in language. Aboriginal people cared for the land, waterways, and animals.

They had lore, ceremony, ways of being and belonging. Stories were shared and passed down through generations, through dance, art and oral story telling.

Then everything changed. Aboriginal people were slaughtered, raped, enslaved, removed from their land and children were taken from their families. Aboriginal people were made powerless. They were not allowed to speak their language, share their stories, and practice ceremony. They were not allowed to have a voice.

There are many people from the stolen generation still trying to find their families. Many languages, stories and ceremonial practices have been lost. Aboriginal people are still trying to heal and recover from the things that have happened in the past. This will take time, understanding and working together.

Mukinj (Women) Gathering 2021

 Acrylic on canvas, 60cm x 50cm

$450      Enquiries

This work represents the importance of sisterhood and women’s business. Women have always come together for ceremony, for celebration and for support. We learn from each other, sharing our stories and wisdom. This has always been and will continue to be. The rivers represent life and are special places. They hold significance as a place to come together, a source of food and water, and can be a space for ritual, ceremony, and birthing.  

Clock My Family 2020

 Acrylic on wooden board, 70cm x 70cm

SOLD

Life’s Journey 2021

 Acrylic on canvas, 20.3cm x 20.3cm

$100      Enquiries

Jenni’s Garden 2021

 Acrylic on canvas, 20.3cm x 20.3cm

$250      Enquiries

Gugay (Possum) 2021

 Acrylic on canvas, 20.3cm x 20.3cm

$250       Enquiries

Lateral Violence 2020

 Acrylic on canvas, 70cm x 50cm

$500      Enquiries

Black Lives Matter 2020

 Acrylic on canvas, 35.5cm x 28cm

(PRINT ONLY FOR SALE)

$150      Enquiries

Dawnie’s Dreaming 2020

Mixed Media, 51cm x 40.5cm

(PRINT FOR SALE)

$150      Enquiries

River Life 2020

Mixed Media, 51cm x 40.5cm

$250       Enquiries

Grannies Garden 2021

Acrylic on canvas, 30.5cm x 30.5cm

SOLD

Kapu-yaman Thantay (Three Frogs) 2021

 Acrylic on canvas, 20.3cm x 20.3cm

$250     Enquiries

Energy & Emotions 2021

Acrylic on canvas, 61cm x 51cm

$450     Enquiries

When the River Runs Dry 2021

Mixed media, 50cm x 40cm

$300  SOLD

Spirit in the Sky 2021

 Acrylic on canvas, 76cm x 51cm

$550     Enquiries

Olivia clock 2021

  Acrylic on wooden board, 30cm x 30cm

$250     Enquiries

Gum Tree 2021

Mixed media, 40cm x 50cm

$300 SOLD

Bana (Sand Goanna) 2021

  Acrylic on canvas, 50cm x 40cm

 SOLD

Protea 2021

 Acrylic on canvas, 50cm x 40cm

$299     Enquiries

Panngala (Black Bream) 2021

Acrylic on canvas, 50.5cm x 40cm

$300  SOLD

  This project was proudly supported by the Goulburn Mulwaree Trust.

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