'Yuwin ngadhi Glenn Loughrey. Dyiramadilinya badhu Wiradjuri. My name is Glenn Loughrey and I am proud to be a Wiradjuri man. My art is an expression of my journey of my family and my mob. It reflects the interaction between the dominant culture and the oldest living culture on the planet. It explores the impact of that interaction from the Indigenous point of view and its purpose is to engage, challenge and initiate action leading to unification and reconciliation. I use a combination perspective and pattern thinking to form the narrative painted using acrylic paints applied by stick each dot at a time.The paint is mixed in such a way that the dots sit out from the canvas creating a tactile three-dimensional pattern. Each painting invites the viewer to touch and engage beyond simply being a viewer or observer. This reflects the idea of pattern thinking: that there are patterns below the country, above the country and across the country. My art is political because I believe all of life is political if lived consciously or mindfully, or as I understand Aboriginal thinking, with deep listening (whin-nga-rra) to the country or the dirt that gave you birth. My art does not consist of pieces intended to only stand alone. They reflect a continuum of deep listening and form an anthology of being.'
Finalist in Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2017 and Shortlisted Doug Moran Portrait Prize 2018 Solo exhibition: Burrinja Gallery, Upwey