• Image detail: Teena McCarthy, Down by the river, Darling, pigment print on butchers paper, 300 x 150cm




Friday, 3 May 2019 - 10:16am to Sunday, 9 June 2019 - 5:16pm

Teena McCarthy is a visual artist and poet working predominantly in painting, photography and performance art. She is an Italian/Barkindji woman and a descendant of The Stolen Generations.

McCarthy’s work documents her family’s displacement and Aboriginal Australians’ loss of culture and ‘hidden’ history. While acknowledging the intergenerational pain of post colonialism, she uses wit, humour and pathos to explore her own identity.

Teena is represented by Art Atrium and is the winner of the recent King & Wood Mallesons Contemporary ATSI Art Prize.

This exhibition is part of the 2019 Gai-mariagal Festival.


Sat 4 May, 2 - 4pm
To be opened by Djon Mundine OAM, curator, writer, artist and activist.

Artist performance and talk
Sun 26 May, 3 - 4pm
Teena McCarthy will perform her poetry and talk ‘in conversation’ with Djon Mundine about her life and creative journey.

Contact information

Art Gallery
9976 1421


Manly Art Gallery & Museum
1 West Esplanade
Manly NSW 2095
Map of Teena McCarthy: Down by the River, Darling

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