McClelland Exhibition Opening: Current – Gail Mabo, Lisa Waup, Dominic White

Devonport Regional Gallery


Current: Gail Mabo, Lisa Waup, Dominic White

Curated by McClelland


Saturday 27 January 2024, 11.00 AM
Devonport Regional Gallery, Level 2 Galleries

Please join us at the Gallery to open Current: Gail Mabo, Lisa Waup, Dominic White with an artist talk event featuring Gail Mabo and Domnic White on Saturday 27 January at 11am.

This is a free event and RSVP is appreciated via the online booking link:



Current features newly commissioned and recent work by three First Nations artists, Gail Mabo (Meriam), Lisa Waup (Gunditjmara/Torres Strait Islands), Dominic White (Palawa/Trawlwoolway). Their work affirms their powerful connection to their lands, waters and ancestors. The exhibition highlights the three vital and contemporary multidisciplinary practices and references the movement in the passages of water along the eastern coast of Australia connecting land and people of the Torres Strait in the far north to Tasmania in the south.

Curated by McClelland.

Current: Gail Mabo, Lisa Waup, Dominic White is a McClelland touring exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government's Visions of Australia program, the Besen Family Foundation, and the Gordon Darling Foundation. 

Top: Gail Mabo, Born 1965 Townsville, Piadram clan from Mer Island, Torres Strait Islands, Ma’rap Sau 2023 (installation view), bamboo, clay, concrete, Courtesy the artist, Photograph: Christian Capurro, (detail).

Centre: Dominic White, Palawa, Trawlwoolway, Lives and works in, Collared 2023, steel, manna gum (Eucalyptus viminalis), messmate (Eucalyptus obliqua), pine, brass padlock, kelp, nylon, rubber, steel padlock, silver, 122.5 x 180 x 14.5 cm, McClelland Collection, Photograph: Christian Capurro, (detail).

Base: Lisa Waup, Born 1971 Melbourne Gunditjmara, Torres Strait Islands , Lives and works in Melbourne, oneness 2022, screen-painted somerset cotton rag paper 250gsm, ink, reflective glass road beads, ochre, cotton thread, adhesive, Courtesy the artist, Photograph: Christian Capurro, (detail)

Image Details: Lisa Waup, NELOTS 2021, custom made reflective traffic signs, screen printed, ink, found metal stands made by Blueprint Sculpture. Courtesy of the artist. Photograph: Christian Capurro
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