Judy Watson – skeletons


Exhibition Date and Time
13 September – 27 October 2024

Umbrella Opening Hours 
Tuesday - Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am to 1pm
(Closed Monday and Public Holidays)


Exhibition Description
This exhibition opens the closet doors to Australia’s skeletons. An invitation to explore an alternative national narrative. Discovering buried evidence within the state’s archives, bringing light to undisclosed happenings, validating the mistruth of terra nullius, subsequent colonial conflicts, and the continuation of Aboriginal resistance. 

Judy Watson’s video works are presented alongside her raw, unframed and unstretched textile works that directly reference research from the archives. Artworks are an exploration of controverted histories that provide moments of recognition for First Nations peoples, acknowledging their hardship, resilience, spirit and continued sovereignty. 

Image: Judy Watson, bones (detail), 2021. Courtesy the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane. 

Full details for the opening launch and associated events: www.umbrella.org.au/skeletons

General Exhibition Information
PG  | Local | Curated
| Free

Judy Watson’s skeletons is curated by Amanda Hayman of Blaklash, supported by Milani Gallery, and commissioned by Queensland State Archives.

Please check our website for details or alternatively you can contact us on 0403 105 451.

Presented by North Australian Festival of Arts and Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts

Judy Watson – skeletons

Judy Watson – skeletons

Friday 13 September 2024, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Umbrella Studio Contemporary Arts, 408 Flinders Street, Townsville Cily QLD 4811


Judy Watson – skeletons

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408 Flinders Street
Townsville Cily
QLD 4811