Internationally exhibited artist and Palm Island Aboriginal elder, Billy Doolan has exhibited and led cultural programmes across Australian and the world. Sharing inspirational messages and his artistic talents and techniques, he continues to educate students, dignitaries and art fans on the importance of caring for the environment. His influence has reached as far as Hong Kong and Sicilly as-well-as across many parts of Australia.

Billy Doolan: Swamp Frogs, 2009
Billy Doolan, Seven Sisters, 2011, 122 x 92 cm, Acrylic on canvas

Billy Doolan – Patterns of Life, opens this Saturday June 23 at Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at Rutherglen Estates is a comprehensive look at the symmetry and organic lines, intrinsic to the natural world, that he translates to canvas. He does so in astonishing detail and with great beauty. The exhibition will feature large scale paintings that continue his environmental activism and education message as well as themes including: Aboriginal stories, songs, the seasons, food, sacred places and burial sites.

Billy Doolan: Patterns of Life – Leatherback Turtles and Jellyfish, 2005

Doolan’s paintings offer a sense of hope, promote peace and tranquility, and the importance for the continually of all life via careful nurturing of the environment. Showcasing Billy’s uniquely deep spiritual awareness and gift of storytelling, Billy Doolan – Patterns of Life presents a rare and fascinating opportunity for all Australians to connect with a very special part of our cultural heritage. As a world cultural leader and esteemed, yet very humble Aboriginal elder, the images presented within Billy Doolan – Patterns of Life promise to light the imagination and warm the soul.

Billy Doolan: Patterns of Life – Minya Guyu (Fish Spawning)
Billy Doolan Mopoke Owl, 2009. 91 x 198cm, Acrylic on canvas
Billy Doolan, Giri-illa, 2010, 92 x 119 cm, Acrylic on canvas

Billy Doolan – Patterns of Life, June 23 – September 15, 2018

Aboriginal Exhibitions Gallery at Rutherglen Estates
13-35 Drummond Street, Rutherglen, Victoria
Tel 02 6032 7999

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