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Karla Dickens, Embracing Shadows

Leading on from Embracing Shadows, which was held as a survey exhibition by Lismore-based Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens at Campbelltown Arts Centre in early 2023, this exhibition spans 30 years of practice. Embracing Shadows focuses on themes of female identity and racial injustice that are enduringly explored in Dickens’ reflections on Australian culture.

Born in 1967 in Sydney, Karla Dickens is of Wiradjuri, Irish and German descent. Through collage, painting, installation, photography, film and poetry, Dickens’ practice is a highly personal and political interrogation of Australian culture and history. Her work has featured in major group exhibitions in Australia and internationally, including A Dickensian Country Show, Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia and A Dickensian Country Circus, NIRIN: 22nd Biennale of Sydney, Art Gallery of New South Wales, 2020. She was one of nine artists selected to create a new commission for the Art Gallery of New South Wales’ major expansion project, Sydney Modern. Dickens’ artwork is held in many public and private collections across Australia and around the world.
 

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Image: Karla Dickens, Embracing Shadows (installation view), Campbelltown Arts Centre, 2023. Photo: Document Photography

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