Past Exhibitions at Kluge-Ruhe

Jason Wing: People of Substance

Jason Wing, Blacktown Dreaming, 2009.

May 18 – August 26, 2012

People of Substance was a collection of work by artist Jason Wing, an artist of Chinese (Cantonese) and Aboriginal (Biripi) heritage. This exhibition included a variety of site-specific installations by the artist, including Blacktown Dreaming, a bed composed of hypodermic syringes. People of Substance explored the idea that drug and alcohol abuse among Aboriginal people is a by-product of colonization, and addressed the fact that this is often overlooked by mainstream Australia. Rather than reinforce negative stereotypes, Wing aims to openly address the issue of addiction in Aboriginal Australia and the wider community.

Click here to download a copy of the brochure that accompanied the exhibition.

Presented in partnership with Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre, Gymea, New South Wales, Australia.