30 March – 18 August 2019 -
‘Stories of this Land’ is the first major retrospective celebrating the work and life of Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey (1920-1985). The exhibition brings together 70 works including barks, paintings, ceremonial and historical objects, draft illustrations from his children’s book and three story book films. Roughsey was a figurehead and pioneer of Indigenous art and culture, throughout his career he explored traditional practices, stories and ceremonies, social effects caused by missionary activity, everyday life on Mornington Island, and his journey through Cape York.
'Goobalathaldin Dick Roughsey: Stories of this Land' is a collaboration between Cairns Art Gallery and Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art