Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey
Stories of this Land

30 Mar 2019 – 18 Aug 2019
QAG | Gallery 14 | Free

‘Stories of this Land’ is the first major retrospective celebrating the work and life of Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey (1920-1985). The exhibition brings together seventy works including barks, paintings, ceremonial and historical objects, draft illustrations from his children’s book and three story book films. Roughsey was a figurehead and pioneer of Indigenous art and culture, throughout his career he explored traditional practices, stories and ceremonies, social effects caused by missionary activity, everyday life on Mornington Island, and his journey through Cape York.

'Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this Land' is a collaboration between Cairns Art Gallery and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art

Cairns Art Gallery | 16 Nov 2018 - 10 Feb 2019


Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Australia 1924-1985 / Hollow tree burial, Mornington Island 1969

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Australia 1924-1985 / Hollow tree burial, Mornington Island 1969 / Oil on masonite panel / 53 x 64cm / Purchased 2010. Queensland Art Gallery Foundation / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © 2018 Dick Goobalathaldin Roughsey/Licensed by Copyright Agency.

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Australia 1924-1985 / Tribe on the move in the past, Cape York 1983

Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey, Australia 1924-1985 / Tribe on the move in the past, Cape York 1983 / Oil on board / 30 x 40cm / Gift of Simon, Maggie and Pearl Wright through the Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art Foundation 2015. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program / Collection: Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art / © 2018 Dick Goobalathaldin Roughsey/Licensed by Copyright Agency.


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