Indigenous artist - Kim Healey

Kim Healey

Kim Healey

Deeply connected to her culture and Country, Kim Healey has forged a reputation for her storytelling through a unique array of artistic mediums.

Working and creating out of her small studio cottage on the coastline of the Clarence Valley, Kim continues to attract and engage a diverse audience, using a contemporary palate, and modern design, deeply embedded with her heritage through the Gumbaynggirr and Bundjalung people. She strives to add additional dimensions to her art forming a strong sense of connection. Entwining colour, light, and shadow, to bring a deeper meaning to her pieces – she has developed works across many mediums including photography, collage, printing, 3D imagery and sculpture. Spanning decades her exhibitions and global sales continue to build her reputation in the Indigenous art and design world, with her recent sculptural work truly wrapping the audience in the breadth of the colours and unique textures of her connection to Country and culture.

From 19 December 2023 – 17 January 2024, we are honoured to exhibit, Songline; a five-piece series by Kim which is an expression of Indigenous heritage, Country, culture and history, brought together through her multi-media art practice. Created and recently exhibited for the Reconciliation Wall at NSW Parliament House, Songline, is a living narrative and ancestral mapping system which acts as a guiding line throughout the artist’s life.

Watch HERE to find out more about Songline as displayed earlier this year across NSW Parliament’s Reconciliation Wall. Watch HERE for an interview with Kim between and President of the Legislative Council – Ben Franklin, discussing the genesis of the work and Kim’s practice.

Kim says of her work: “Songline is a creation story, a mapping system, a path created by my ancestors and is a living narrative. Utilising a contemporary palette that engages the audience in the work, the series speaks of my connection to my country and my culture.”

Songline will be installed in the gallery from 19 December 2023 – 17 January 2024. The works will be available to view through our William Street and Riley Street windows throughout the duration.

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