Gabul Jagun is all about showcasing aspects of Arakwal Country including Totems, animals, the land, the environment, shorebirds, stories, symbols, sacred sites and my ancestor’s dreamtime.
The exhibition highlights key aboriginal symbols and features I personally relate my culture and cultural lore towards, as this is what has been passed down through generations.
The exhibtion will explore my personal understanding and connection to land, Arakwal Country of my grandmother and elder, Dulcie Nicholls. The theme Gabul refers to my people's totem, the Carpet Snake, and is a good reflection on my heritage. Jagun is 'Country' in language and is appropriate as all my artworks reflect the land in which we live on today and pay respect to our motherland.
The exhibition will embody all the main features of Arakwal Country and natural environments here in the Byron Shire that hold importance or significance to my stories, through my own creative expression and personal insights.