extraordinary exhibition as we think this images are visually fantastic with history behind them.
Opening Night Wednesday 30th March 6-8pm
Bennelong and Yemmerrawanne at the Tower of London by Damian Broomhead
In 1793, two indeigenous voyagers, Bennelong and Yemmerrawanne, sailed with Governor Phillip to England. This exhibition of oil pastel drawings takes its inspiration from the period that the travellers spent in and around London, in a particular visit to the Tower of London, They saw exotic animals and tigers, lions and wolves, the medieval armoury and possibly even William Blake, who sketched the tiger there to illustrate his famous poem in that very same year. These colourful, energetic pictures take as their starting point references and accounts in the historical record, fragmented and partial as they may be.