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: Contemporary Indigenous 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 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, provoking a deeper understanding of Indigeneity and the complexities that come with this.
Bindi Cole Chocka
Brenda L Croft
Pitcha Makin Fellas
James Tylor & Laura Wills.
Presented by the Ballarat International Foto Biennale in association with Sydney Festival and UNSW Galleries.
Installation view, 'Tell: Contemporary Indigenous Photography', UNSW Galleries, 2018. Pictured: Robert Fielding Milkali Kutju 2015 and Ngapartji- Ngapartji 2017; Moorina Bonini You've Had Your Turn, Now it's MINE #1-3 and Box components #1 2017; and Destiny Deacon Daisy and Heather discuss race 2016. Photograph: Silversalt Photography
Curator & Artist Talks
11am Saturday 6 January, UNSW Galleries
Associate Professor Felicity Fenner, Director of UNSW Galleries; Cherie McNair, Director & CEO of the Australian Centre for Photography; 'Tell' exhibition curator Jessica Clark; and exhibiting artists Samuel Gratacap (France) and Deanne Gilson (Australia) engage in a series of talks exploring the two exhibitions 'Tell: Contemporary Indigenous Photography' and 'In Your Dreams'.