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Teho Ropeyarn

TRAVERSING THREE REALMS: The physical, natural and spiritual

24 June — 13 August 2022

NorthSite Contemporary Arts

Teho Ropeyarn, Athumu Paypa Adthinhuunamu (my birth certificate) 2022, vinyl-cut print on paper, 350 x 720cm, series of 6 panels. Edition of 3 + 2AP. Assistants: Mr Graham Brady and Manjal Brady. Exhibited as part of the 23rd Biennale of Sydney - rīvus, 2022 at the National Art School (Sydney, Australia). Photo: Jacquie Manning. Courtesy of the artist and Onespace Gallery. Teho Ropeyarn is represented by Onespace Gallery (Brisbane).

“Injinoo (and all Aboriginal) people are at one with the land, sea and sky. We traverse the physical, the natural and the spiritual realms. My work for the biennale is a visual depiction of this philosophy - explaining how the land becomes the human, the human becomes the animal, the animal becomes the land, the land becomes the spirit, and the spirit becomes a device linking these elements. The land will only listen to its people. Aboriginal connection to Country is not just belonging. It is a spiritually magnetic system that connects to all other human and natural elements. You cannot remove the people from the land, which finds its way. The land will flourish when the system is reconnected, and Aboriginal people defend this system."”
Teho Ropeyarn

An exhibition of recent vinyl-cut prints on paper by Injinoo artist Teho Ropeyarn, including the epic new work created for the 23rd Biennale of Sydney, 2022. These works explore Ropeyarn’s heritage and chart the power of Aboriginal connection to Country.
Ropeyarn has also created new suite of prints for this exhibition.

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