November 2016, Willunga Gallery presented a solo exhibition by Gavin Wanganeen, at Hardy’s Tintara Winery.
Descended from the Kokatha people of the Western Desert of South Australia, Wanganeen is a role model within the Indigenous community due to both his successful sporting career and transition to celebrated working artist.
Gavin paints stories that remind him of his Aboriginal heritage and in particular his ties to both the Kokatha people of the Western Desert of South Australia and the Narungga people of Point Pearce.
‘When I paint it brings me back to my culture, my mum was part of the stolen generation herself and taken from her parents when a young girl. To learn all about that is really powerful stuff. It started about 10 years ago and I really enjoy expressing myself on canvas. It’s my own unique style.’
Gavin Wanganeen, Eileen Hardy Room, Hardys Tintara, 202 Main Road, McLaren Vale
Supported by Arts South Australia and Hardys Tintara.
Exhibition dates 21 November to 5 December 2016 Every day 11am to 4pm.
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