Wall Composition on Darumbal 2021
Pigment and acrylic binder on gallery wall
Purchased with funds provided to the Rockhampton Museum of Art from the Commissioning Collective 2021.
Wall Composition on Darumbal is reminiscent of Harding past Gallery wall space pieces, inspired by the Carnarvon Gorge Aboriginal Rock Art. D Harding explores the concept of belonging and the continuity of Aboriginal culture, particularly that of the Darumbal people. Harding subtly touches on the significance of gender roles in nature and Aboriginal society and that only through reconciling the harshness of the past, one is able to optimistically look forward to the future. Harding recognises the importance of respecting the local Rockhampton Indigenous community on which is artwork was made, the Darumbal people, and has thus incorporated symbolism unique to their culture and country.