KickArts Presents:

Event: Ulada Ikya Ami (Listiening to Bedtime Stories) - Teho Ropeyarn


Cultural knowledge shared through beforetime stories

Injinoo emerging artist Teho Ropeyarn’s latest exhibition Ulada Ikya Ami (Listening to Beforetime Stories) presents an overview of Injinoo culture and history from Northern Cape York Peninsula.

Large-scale print works reveal narratives from dreamtime, to colonisation, and into the current era. The cultural knowledge of the Gudang, Angkamuthi, Yadhaykana and Atabaya nations of Northern Cape York Peninsula, and their interconnectedness as Injinoo people, is showcased through the exhibition that highlights the internal and external impacts of culture through myths, legends, historic rock art, and spirituality. 


Image credit: Artist Teho Ropeyarn in his studio with works in progress for Ulada Ikya Ami: Listening to Beforetime Stories. (detail)


This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Event details

Dates:Saturday, 24 Jun 2017 - Saturday, 19 Aug 2017

The galleries are open Monday to Saturday 10am - 5pm

Official Opening – Thursday 13 July 2017, 2:30-3:30pm featuring a cultural performance.

Venue:KickArts Gallery 1, Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns
Genre:Visual Art

Entry to the Galleries is free