Tell Me a Story - exhibition tour

Wed 26 October 2022
12:00 pm 1:00 pm
Wed 26 October 2022 Sat 10 December 2022
Town Hall Gallery

360 Burwood Road
Hawthorn VIC 3122

Free
Accessible
10/26/2022 12:00 pm 12/10/2022 4:00 pm Tell Me a Story - exhibition tour Join this curator-led tour of Town Hall Gallery exhibition ‘Tell Me a Story’ and hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks on display. About the exhibition ‘Tell Me a Story’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery 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. Image credit: Sancintya Mohini Simpson, still from ‘Remnants of my ancestors’, 2019, dual-channel projection, sound, 6.03 mins, image courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. , City of Boroondara [email protected] Australia/Melbourne public

Event details

Join this curator-led tour of Town Hall Gallery exhibition ‘Tell Me a Story’ and hear directly from the artists and gain a deeper understanding of the artworks on display.

About the exhibition

‘Tell Me a Story’ is a major exhibition at Town Hall Gallery 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.

Image credit: Sancintya Mohini Simpson, still from ‘Remnants of my ancestors’, 2019, dual-channel projection, sound, 6.03 mins, image courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane.

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Time
Date details
  1. Wed 26 October 2022
    12:00 pm 1:00 pm
  2. Sat 10 December 2022
    3:00 pm 4:00 pm
Category
Visual Arts
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