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28 March - 22 June


Burrinja Gallery

Rod Moss: Whitegate - Where Art and Life Collide

Rod Moss has been a resident of Alice Springs since 1984. His paintings are a result of his unique and close relationship with the Arrente community of Whitegate, one of several town camps on the outskirts of Alice Springs. In his carefully constructed and referenced paintings he presents the Whitegate families in everyday life situations, with strong connectedness through country and kinship.

Through additional audio stories told by the artist, the exhibition brings to the visitor’s attention the stories behind the carefully constructed paintings. They create an intriguing and intimate portrait of the families of Whitegate and describe the on-going struggle of the Whitegate residents with health issues, alcoholism and violence.

Rod Moss is the author of the recently published book A Thousand Cuts (2013) and The Hard Light of Day which in 2011 won the NT Book Award and the Prime Minister’s Award for Non-fiction.

Rod Moss is represented by Anna Pappas Gallery in Melbourne and Fireworks Gallery in Brisbane.

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