Pine: Bunya

Keys, Cathy (2013) Pine: Bunya. Bunya Mountains, QLD, Australia, Bunya Forest Gallery.

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Author Keys, Cathy
Title Pine: Bunya
Place of publication Bunya Mountains, QLD, Australia
Publisher Bunya Forest Gallery
Publication date 2013-03-31
Series Pine
Total pages 1 Art exhibition
Language eng
Subject Curated or Produced Substantial Public Exhibition/Event - Exhibition/Event
Formatted Abstract/Summary
PINE is a collection of ceramics, works on paper, mixed media and photography concerned with the cultural significance of Bunya pine trees (Arucaria bidwillij).

Cathy Keys is an artist with wide research and artistic interests and significant variety in her background. Her study areas lie in design and architecture, and she has worked professionally in Indigenous communities. Yet her artistic interests during 2012, to be shown in 2013, have extended Keys beyond the ceramic forms for which she is best known. She has traced her roots and family history in the Bunya Mountains, noting the significance of the Bunya pines to her life in the city, and emphasising their importance within Indigenous cultural heritage...

This group of exhibitions has three components-The Bunyas (ceramics and photographic works shown at Artisan Gallery), Pine(ing), (drawings and mixed media works that explore some of her own medical history), and Bunya (ceramics and drawings at the Bunya Mountains Gallery). Consistent with her earlier exhibitions, each is accompanied by historical precedents that speak to her imaginary response to these subjects...

Within Bunya, there is an evolution of her technique and the adoption of torn clay to echo the spiky nature of the cones, a move away from the overt use of the coil as seen in her other work...

The nut from Bunya pines has been a vital traditional food source for Queensland Indigenous people. A familiar sight in contemporary Australian urban and rural landscapes, Bunya pines and their cones appear in colonial literature, art and landscape design. Bunya is the first of several bodies of work concerned with the cultural significance of these trees.
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
Additional Notes 31 March - 30 April, 2012

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