Still In My Mind: Gurindji Location, Experience and Visuality
- When 21 Nov - 19 Dec 2022
Kingsley St, Acton ACT 2601
(02) 6125 5832
Inspired by the words of revered Indigenous leader Vincent Lingiari, ‘that land ... I still got it on my mind’, this exhibition considers the ongoing impact of the Gurindji Walk-Off, a seminal event in Australian history that continues to resonate today. The Walk-Off, a nine-year act of self-determination that began in 1966 and sparked the national land rights movement, was led by Lingiari along with countrymen and women working at Wave Hill Station (Jinparrak) in the Northern Territory.
Curated by renowned Indigenous artist, curator and researcher Brenda L Croft in collaboration with the Kalkaringi community, 'Still In My Mind' explores notions of home, community and country connected to the Gurindji Walk-Off. The exhibition incorporates photographs, an experimental video installation, newly commissioned history paintings, contemporary and historical prints and drawings, textiles and found objects, digital platforms and archives, in a richly diverse exhibition that reveals the way Gurindji community members maintain cultural practices and kinship connections to keep this history present.
Brenda L Croft
Developed in partnership between UNSW Galleries, UQ Art Museum, UQ and Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation, with support from Australian Research Council Discovery Indigenous Award, National Institute for Experimental Arts, and ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language.