Yulenj (knowledge)
Aboriginal Art exhibition

The Alliance Française de Melbourne is delighted to partner with the Yalukit Wilum Ngargee St Kilda Festival once again to present YULENJ (Knowledge), an exhibition by three experienced Aboriginal artists living in Melbourne: Thomas Awang, Gillie Freeman and Uncle Les Stanley.

04 February to 14 March 2015

Opening: Wed 04 Feb, 6.30pm to 8.00pm. Free Admission.

Eildon Mansion, 51 Grey St, St Kilda


Thomas Awang

Thomas Awang grew up in the Eastern Islands of the Torres straits.  A former student of the VCA, Thomas relocated to Melbourne to further develop his visual arts discipline and has resided in East St Kilda for the past seven years.
Thomas’s art is influenced by his physical and mental environment and his work is an expression of his interpretation of the collision between Indigenous and non-Indigenous cultures.
Born in a world of colour we do appreciate the “Black and White”, respectively printmaking.

Gillie Freeman

Gilbert Freeman is a Jiddabul man from the rainforest area of Far North Queensland. Art for Gillbert is a form of relaxation and helps to clear his head.  His paintings are inspired from the beauty of the rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef as well as the animals from where he lived.  Using earthy colours in his paintings, Gilbert tends now to use more colourful paints.
The Artist has been living in Melbourne for a number of years working with people who are suffering from drug and alcohol addiction.

 Uncle Les Stanley

Uncle Les Stanley was born in Mt Isa Queensland. Les is Waka Waka on his Father’s side and grew up on central Western Queensland. Les has been painting for over 30 years. His paintings are mostly depictions of animals but Les also paints landscapes and traditional dot paintings. Les has been resident of St Kilda for over 10 years and regularly paints in Fitzroy Street on Friday Nights and Acland Street on Sundays and now calls St Kilda Home.

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St Kilda branch:
51 Grey Street, ST KILDA
Tel : 03 9525 3463
Fax : 03 9525 5064
E-mail: info@afmelbourne.com.au

Postal Address:
PO Box 2042,

St Kilda branch opening hours:
Mon - Fri: 9am to 7pm (switchboard/reception: 9.30am to 6.30pm)
Sat: 9am to 6pm (switchboard/reception: 9am to 5.30pm)

How to find us:
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Car park available
Wheelchair access

City branch:
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Fax : 03 9525 5064
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City branch opening hours:
Mon - Thurs 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 6.30pm
Fri - Sat: 9am to 12pm & 1pm to 6pm

How to find us:
Trams: 1, 3, 3a, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 42, 48, 64, 67, 72, 109
& 112 running down Swanston St (stop: Collins St/Swanston St)
Trains: Flinders St Station is 1 block away