Works by contemporary Indigenous artists are featured in this exhibition which examines themes of identity, colonisation, personal history, community and the diversity and richness of a significant cultural heritage.
Contemporary Indigenous experiences and cultural practices are investigated through a compelling selection of paintings, photography, drawings, mixed-media, video and installations by Brook Andrew, Tony Albert, Hannah Bronte, Michael Cook, Gali Yalkarriwuy Gurruwiwi, Hayley Millar-Baker, Kent Morris, Vincent Namatjira, Wayne Quilliam, James Tylor and Vicki West on loan from public art museum collections, private collections and private galleries.
Curator: Diane Soumilas
Programmed in association with National Reconciliation Week, the 2019 Glen Eira Storytelling Festival and NAIDOC Week.
Artist’s floor talks
Hayley Millar-Baker and Kent Morris
Friday 28 June at midday
Join artists Hayley Millar-Baker and Kent Morris for an engaging discussion about their creative practice and the works in the exhibition. Free admission. Glen Eira City Council Gallery.
Friday 5 July at midday
Join leading Indigenous photographer, cultural advisor and Adjunct Professor, Design and Social Context, Media and Communication, RMIT University Wayne Quilliam for a discussion about indigenous storytelling and his creative practice. Free admission. Glen Eira City Council Gallery.
Image top: Michael Cook, Mother-Bicycle 2016, Inkjet print, 80 x 120 cm. Private Collection, Courtesy of THIS IS NO FANTASY.
Image above: Janet Fieldhouse, Confluence Scarification, Hybrids Series 4 2018, Buff Raku Trachyte, Southern Ice, 40 x 39 x 18 cm. Courtesy the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne.
Image above: Hayley Millar-Baker, Even if the race is fated to disappear 7 (Peeneeyt Meerreng/Before, Now, Tomorrow) 2017. Inkjet on cotton rag. Edition of seven, 150 x 80 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery.
Banner image: Kent Morris, Boonwurrung (St Kilda) Sulphur crested Cockatoo 2017. Archival print. 120 x 80 cm. Edition of eight. Courtesy of the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery.