Artwork with a story to tell

HEART-FELT: Debbie Scott and Mark King display their work in the Stories From The Art exhibition that will open soon at the Community Gallery in d’Arcy Doyle Place.
HEART-FELT: Debbie Scott and Mark King display their work in the Stories From The Art exhibition that will open soon at the Community Gallery in d’Arcy Doyle Place. Sarah Harvey

HALF a dozen of our finest indigenous artists will lovingly hang 100 of their best pieces on display at the Ipswich Community Art Gallery this month.

Cousins Mark King and Debbie Scott are part of the diverse group, which ranges in age from 30 to 74 years and is represented by members of the traditional Ugarapul people.

Mr King said visitors could expect to see a lot more than traditional dot paintings.

"I have mixed Aboriginal, Afghan, Irish and English ancestry but, every time I sit down and do art, these Aboriginal themes come out," Mr King said.

"My parents came from the mission so they weren't allowed to tell their stories.

"I just heard a bit of the lingo here and there.

"I don't do the traditional stuff so I just produce my own versions of it - putting it all together with my own stories from today."

Mrs Scott's aunties, traditional Ugarapul people Lynette Slockee and Rose Martin, will also have work on display.

Mrs Scott said her work was based on pen and ink - which went against the pre-conceived idea of Aboriginal art.

"I have a story for today - it's a different generation," she said.

"I am inspired by the stories that were told to me by the elders."

Mrs Scott said there were plenty of talented Aboriginal artists in Ipswich, however they struggled to find a place to exhibit their work.

The exhibition, called Stories From The Art, will run as part of NAIDOC Week celebrations.

It will be held at the Ipswich Community Art Gallery at d'Arcy Doyle Place, running from July 11-21.

Topics:  naidoc week

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