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Tennant Creek Brio

Art Artspace , Woolloomooloo Until Monday June 8 2020 Free
Wounded Tv art by by Rupert Batheras and Simon Wilson
Photographer: Rupert Betheras Works from the series Wounded TV by Rupert Batheras and Simon Wilson

Time Out says

From upgrading junk to merging Aboriginal desert traditions with street art punk, the Tennant Creek Brio boys are rebels with a cause

Starting life as an art therapy program supporting Aboriginal men facing alcohol and substance addiction, run by the Anyinginyi Aboriginal Health Organisation, the Tennant Creek Brio (from the Italian word for vivacious life) has taken on a life of its own.

Guided by artists Rupert Betheras, Fabian Brown, Joseph Williams, Jimmy Frank and David Duggie, many local men have embraced the healing positivity of the project, growing so popular that the Brio boys now live at Nyinkka Nyunyu, Tennant Creek’s dedicated art and culture centre.

Fusing Aboriginal desert traditions with abstract expressionism, street art and art activism and a love of repurposing junk, a rebel streak underpins each artist’s work, and a desire to shake up the status quo.



Venue name: Artspace
Address: 43–51 Cowper Wharf Rd
Transport: Nearby stations: St James, Kings Cross
Price: Free

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