This exhibition, Bardang/Release presents aspects of the three participant’s personal stories in coming to know and understand the history of Wadjemup/Rottnest Island and that of The Quod, built on the island to intern Aboriginal men from all over Western Australia and where at least 370 men died due to the conditions of their incarceration.
In 2011 artist, Tania Ferrier exhibited The Quod Project at Heathcote Museum and Gallery in Applecross. Indigenous Elders, Noel Nannup and Cedric Jacobs were participants and advisors in the project’s development. Photographer James Kerr contributed to photography for the The Quod Project project. Ferrier and Kerr went on to collaborate in design and photography for Stasiuk’s award winning film, Wadjemup: Black Prison White Playground (2014). In 2016 Ferrier, Stasiuk and painter, Ken Wadrop discussed presenting this exhibition to acknowledge the end of the lease of The Quod building as tourist accommodation in May, 2018.
For more information about The Quod see: taniaferrier.com.au/quodproject/
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Images of the exhibition Bardang|Release Tania Ferrier, Glen Stasiuk and Ken Wadrop Didgeridoo: Ken Hayward (Part of the official greeting, performed at the exhibition opening 10 November 2017, recorded by Harvey Mullen) [...]
Returning; 370+ views of Rottnest Ken Wadrop 371 double-sided oil paintings on plywood 2017 Returning; 370+ views of Rottnest, Ken Wadrop. Returning; 370+ views of [...]
Update: Friday 10 November 1pm - the screening is fully booked The film will be shown in the gallery throughout the remainder of the event - please call in between 10am [...]