Tell: Contemporary Indigenous Photography
- When 6 Jan - 24 Feb 2018
CNR OXFORD ST & GREENS RD PADDINGTON NSW 2021
TUES TO SAT, 10AM-5PM
+61 2 8936 0888
Tell: Indigenous Contemporary Photography explores Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander life, history and culture through a focus on photography and its expanded field. Bringing together new commissions and recent works by 17 Australian Indigenous artists and collaborators, the exhibition presents a diverse collection of photo-based and photo-inspired works that embrace tradition and culture, as well as the potential that new technologies offer contemporary practice.
Set against a backdrop of social and political discourse, photography is located as a powerful outlet for self-expression and self-determination for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists. The exhibition’s collective narrative simultaneously focuses outward and inward in a cyclic reflection that illustrates stories of experience, history and culture. Tell is a project of reframing and redefining, and provoking a deeper understanding of Indigeneity and the complexities that come with this.
Moorina Bonini, Maree Clarke, Bindi Cole Chocka, Brenda L Croft, Destiny Deacon, Robert Fielding, Deanne Gilson, Jody Haines, Dianne Jones, Ricky Maynard, Hayley Millar-Baker, Kent Morris, Pitcha Makin Fellas, Steven Rhall, Damien Shen, Warwick Thornton and James Tylor & Laura Wills.
Saturday 6 January 11am – 12pm
Associate Professor Felicity Fenner, Director of UNSW Galleries & Cherie McNair, Director & CEO of the Australia Centre for Photography, Jessica Clark and artists Samuel Gratacap (France) and Deanne Gilson (Australia).
Presented by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in association with Sydney Festival and UNSW Galleries.