Karla Dickens: Embracing Shadows tour to Gosford Regional Gallery

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

Exhibition dates: 22 June – 11 August 2024

Opening and community day:  Saturday 22 June 2024, 11am 

‘Karla Dickens: Embracing Shadows’ spans 30 years of practice by Lismore-based Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, with a focus on female identity and racial injustice. These themes are enduringly explored in Dickens’ reflections on Australian culture and the body of work was first presented at Campbelltown Arts Centre in 2023 as part of an expanded survey exhibition.  

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. 

Embracing Shadows is a Campbelltown Arts Centre touring exhibition originally presented in association with Sydney WorldPride 2023. It is delivered at Gosford Regional Gallery in partnership with Campbelltown Arts Centre.