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GLORIA KEARING AND ROB EWING: The River Of Spirits

FURTHER INFORMATION

Country of origin

Australia

Website:

http://www.pinjarramassacresite.com

Gloria Kearing and Rob Ewing, The River of Spirits, 2000, print, 60x90cm

 

BiographyGLORIA KEARING AND ROB EWING

The artist Gloria Kearing is a well-respected Bindjareb woman of the Nyungar nation. Her works have been included in Pinjarra Massacre Memorial exhibition and tour. Since January 2011 Gloria Kearing and Karrie-Anne Kearing-Salmon have been collaborating with Caroline Nilson of the Nursing Program at Murdoch University. Both women are committed to establishing programs in their community: to develop health literacy; health awareness; and skills to engage in healthy lifestyle choices.


She has collaborated on many projects and been included in exhibitions with Rob Ewing including:
-Travel Lines Erskine, commissioned by National Lifestyle Villages, Mandurah in 2009.
-The Art of Place, The Fifth national Indigenous
-Heritage Art Award, Reconciliation category, Australian Heritage Commission in 2000.
-Santalum Circus Park commission for MIRVAC Mandurah WA.
-Mural and relief artworks for the Tour Reception Centre commissioned by Alcoa World Alumina, Pinjarra WA in 1996.


The River of Spirits

Massacre site, Murray River, Pinjarra WA
Heritage Statement:
‘The Pinjarra massacre site is important because it’s part of our culture and history. It’s a place where I can pay my respects. I truly believe the spirits are still there. (Gloria Kearing)

It’s a place of life-giving beauty as a river, also a place of great sadness because of the poignant tragedy that was the massacre of the Bindjareb Tribe. We need to remember the consequences of ignorance and greed.
(Rob Ewing)