A new exhibition has brought First Nations storytelling to life with its launch at Gosford Regional Gallery last Saturday.
The exhibition, which centres around popular TV series ‘Cleverman’, showcases a range of props, costumes and make-up design from the series.
The dystopian sci-fi TV show, which first stormed onto ABC TV in 2016, explored a series of Aboriginal origin stories in a contemporary context.
Council Director Community and Recreation Services, Julie Vaughan, said the exhibition is both ‘fascinating and thought-provoking’.
“Cleverman’ is a one-of-a-kind TV series, and this exhibition takes us deeper into the important themes explored including class, racism and power,” Vaughan said.
“We are given an opportunity to reflect on the importance of First Nations storytelling and explore the incredible pieces featured in the show.”
The exhibition has been curated by ACMI and co-curated by Cleverman concept creator Ryan Griffen, and Cleverman production designer Jacob Nash.
Council Administrator, Rik Hart, said the exhibition provides a unique insight into Aboriginal origin stories.
“This exhibition delivers powerful and thought-provoking messages and lets us explore the show’s sets, costumes and props,” Hart said.
“Whether you’ve seen the TV series or not, I’d encourage you to head to the Gallery for this unique and important experience.”
Locals can check out the exhibition for free from 9:30am to 4pm, until Sunday, July 11.