‘Tell Me a Story’ is a major exhibition showing at Town Hall Gallery from 1 October to 17 December 2022, celebrating the ancient art of storytelling.

Humans have always drawn on the social and cultural practice of sharing narratives to better understand the world we live in. Techniques and customs such as oral traditions, monuments, folklore, and dance have been developed to hold memory, commemorate experiences, and record knowledge that is passed on to others. Referencing imagery and symbolism found in literature, mythology, pop culture and the cosmos, the featured artists aim to deepen our understanding of the human psyche, our past and future, and our relationship to natural and constructed environments.

Detailing accounts of love, conflict and the everyday through oral histories, painting, textiles and more, ‘Tell Me a Story’ reveals the enduring power of the story to secure bonds between people and communities across space and time.

Featuring: Kate Beynon, Kathleen Gonzalez Villamizar, Jumaadi, Sancintya Mohini Simpson, Aunty Kim Wandin, Lewis Wandin-Bursill, and items from the Boroondara Library Service.

Image credit: Jumaadi, ‘Love will find its way’, 2019, acrylic on cloth, 150 x 285cm, image courtesy of the artist and King St Gallery on William. Photography by Agung S.

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