The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (TMAG) is hosting a solo exhibition of work by internationally renowned Tasmanian Indigenous artist, Lola Greeno.
The Australian Design Centre touring exhibition Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels opens at TMAG on Friday 1 June and continues until Sunday 22 July 2018.
Recent visitors to TMAG will be familiar with Greeno’s work, as her exquisite shell necklaces were most recently seen at the museum in the exhibition kanalaritja: An Unbroken String and are also part of the TMAG Collection.
The overarching theme of Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is storytelling: of the meticulous crafting of stories of cultural knowledge, natural beauty, ancient traditions and connectedness with her island home.
Greeno’s award-winning talent in shell-working is magnificently displayed in the exhibition’s 50 highly visual and textural works, each uniquely championing the traditions and culture of the Indigenous women of Cape Barren and Flinders Islands.
It is also an exhibition of modern issues, featuring contemporary sculptural works that are part of Greeno’s response to her concerns for the environmental future of shell stringing in northern Tasmania.