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Curator’s work shines in light boxes

11 Oct, 2021

Burraja gallery curator and Tunguwurung-Yorta Yorta woman from Victoria, Glennys Briggs is excited to have her artwork on display again in The Cube Wodonga light boxes.

The Wiradjuri elder had three other artworks in the light boxes last October before she moved from Queensland to Wodonga for her new role at the Aboriginal art gallery.

“I was given the position and then lockdown happened which meant I couldn’t move straight away,” she said.

Briggs, who does printmaking, sculptural pieces and specialises in possum skin cloak making, has now settled into life on the Border and looks forward to making more connections in the local art world as the region slowly reopens.

Her artwork was selected as part of the council’s Ephemeral Art Program, which aims to create inspiring temporary public art that supports community identity and increases the cultural vibrancy.

“The chosen works talk about the relationship between the plants, insects and how they are important to the environment because they keep the land alive,” Brigg said.

“It’s not just the sun and the water, the land needs plants and insects as part of the ecosystem.”

Briggs used a mix of techniques including collagraph, linocut and screen printing.

The artworks were from her 2019-2020 body of work on the environment and insects.

“I worked on these before I moved to Victoria,” she said.

“While in Queensland I worked from home and ran print workshops where I got together with people who were keen to learn about printmaking.”

The artworks will be on display until December 13.