Richard Griffiths: Back to Burra Bee Dee

Richard Griffiths grew up on an Aboriginal mission in New South Wales called Burra Bee Dee, which means ‘flying fox’. Now based in Tasmania, Griffiths reflects on his early years at the mission, where he wasn’t allowed to practice his culture. The ‘Back to Burra Bee Dee’ series began in 2016 when the artist spent time on King Island, researching his family and Burra Bee Dee. This series of black and white linocuts tells stories about his personal and ancestral past.

Richard Griffiths, From ‘Back to Burra Bee Dee’ series, 2016, linocut. Courtesy the artist and Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania

Devonport Regional Gallery
9 June to 1 July, 2018