Culture Shock is an exhibition by renowned artist Lawry Love. His works
illustrates a series of paintings of the ongoing pain and suffering amongst
Aboriginal communities brought by the trauma of the stolen generation.
For 12 months Lawry spoke and visited with many Aboriginal people and
learned their history. The larger than life paintings express the harsh reality of
isolation and starvation. Lawry has captured expressively with his titles and
Officially opening the exhibition was George Tongerie, AM, JP,
Aboriginal Ombudsman, who was the first child to be put into the Colbrook
Home in Oodnadatta.
Culture Shock at the South Australian Museum comprises of 18 art works by
artist Lawry Love.
Lawry Love came to Australia with his family in 1968. Born in the country of Malta an island in the Mediterranean sea.
Lawry trained as a commercial artist and later as a signwriter in South Australia where he ran his own signwriting and commercial art business. Lawry studied at the School of Arts in Adelaide. He taught Air Brushing and techniques at TAFE Colleges and in various Prisons around South Australia.
In the early 90s he decided to devote more of his time to his Art and started a tour company, so he could go bush and find the inspiration for his art pieces.
Lawrys art has developed into his own unique style and he has had a number of commisions over the years. His art is sought after by collectors around the world. Now living in Alice Springs, he is a member of the Central Australian Art Society and has entered some of his art in the Advocate Art Award in 2000/2001.