An Unorthodox Flow of Images Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne Festival 30th September – 12th November
My artwork In a bind has been selected into this unorthodox curation of photographic works by Naomi Cass and Pippa Milne as part of Melbourne Festival’s visual art program. More info here.
There’s also a swathe of public programs to support the show. I’m speaking on a panel Codes of Practice: Indigenous subjects and Indigenous photographers chaired by Stephen Gilchrist.
Thursday 02 November 6-8pm
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a Bit na Ta: Story of the Gunantuna
First Peoples Gallery, Bunjilaka, Melbourne Museum
September 2017 – February 2018
a Bit na Ta is a project located in ples (place): Rabaul, East New Britain, PNG. Specially commissioned for the exhibition No 1 Neighbour: Art in Papua New Guinea 1966-2016 at the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art, the project engages with the enormous changes that have washed over the century 1875-1975 from the perspective of the Tolai peoples who inhabit the lands surrounding it. Central to the Tolai community’s capacity to survive the disruptions of shifting colonial powers, war, volcanic eruptions and independence struggles, marking this period was the strength and importance of their Tubuan society. Perhaps best known to the uninitiated through the iconic birdlike Dukduk and Tubuans, the highly secretive and complex Tubuan society continues to play a significant role in Tolai spiritual and everyday life; its edicts governing relationships to land, resources and people (ancestral and present).