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Nyagak Yang, Damaar 2021. synthetic polymer paint on board. 1200mm x 900mm

NYAGAK YANG: MY KULTURE

Nyagak Yang is a young Nuer South Sudanese-born artist based in Ballarat and Geelong. She came with her family to Australia at the age of four from a refugee camp in Ethiopia in 2005.

From an artistic family, Nyagak uses her work to explore the challenges of growing up black in a dominant white culture. She has previously shown her powerful larger-than-life portraits, both drawings and paintings, in cafes and community-run art spaces, but this will be her first opportunity to show work in a regional gallery.

This exhibition launches during Refugee Week 2021.

A Backspace exhibition

Image: Nyagak Yang, Dämaar, 2021 (detail). synthetic polymer paint on board. 1200mm x 900mm. © Nyagak Yang

EXHIBITION DATES
& OPENING HOURS

24 June–1 August 2021
Open 10 am–5 pm daily

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

FORUM: ARTIST TO ARTIST
31 July 2021, 5 pm–8 pm

Find out more here

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