JOHNATHON WORLD PEACE BUSH > Everything that came before makes the present
Artist Talk > Saturday June 17, 1PM – 2PM
Exhibition runs from June 16 until September 10, 2023
Everything that came before makes the present is the first institutional solo exhibition by Tiwi artist Johnathon World Peace Bush. Bush’s works are defined by his layering of figurative elements, often sourced from Western art history, religious iconography and images of political figureheads, over cultural mark-marking that reflects Jilamara, Tiwi body paint designs. This unique amalgamation of imagery addresses the impacts of colonialism and the missionaries on Tiwi culture and Bush’s connection to community, and acknowledgement of the diverse cultural influences that shape his life and that of his community.
We warmly invite you to join us for the opening on Friday June 16, 6.30pm – 8.30pm.