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PHOTO 2024 | Corben Mudjandi | 009

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PHOTO 2024 | Corben Mudjandi | 009

1 Mar 2024 – 26 May 2024

In 1982, the township of Jabiru was established around a uranium mining site, intended to house the mine’s workers—without the consensus of the Traditional Owners.

This exhibition features works by Mirrar Traditional Owner and visual artist Corben Mudjandi. The photographs capture his perspectives on Mirrar Country and his own community, displayed alongside images of the former uranium mining site at Jabiru.

The poetry and beauty of Corben’s works stand in contrast with the history concealed behind them. The images he offers address the dichotomy that exists between the impact of modern industries on the environment, and the resilience of Indigenous people in fostering values such as kinship, connection to Country and culture.

Curated by Angela Connor, MAPh Senior Curator and Agency, in consultation with Marrawuddi Arts & Culture

Image: Corben Mudjandi, 009 (Double oh nine) 2023. Courtesy the artist and Marawuddi Arts & Culture, Jabiru.

Gallery Details

Museum of Australian Photography (MAPh)
(Formerly Monash Gallery of Art)
860 Ferntree Gully Road
Wheelers Hill VIC 3150
T: +61 3 8544 0500
E: mga@monash.vic.gov.au
W: mga.org.au

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Friday: 10am–5pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm–5pm
Entry is Free

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Gallery Info

The Public Galleries Association of Victoria (PGAV) acknowledges the Wurundjeri Woi-Wurrung people of the Kulin Nation as the Traditional Owners of the lands where our office is located, and all Traditional Owners of country throughout Victoria and Australia. We recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples enduring traditions and continuing creative cultures. We pay our respect to Elders past, present and emerging.