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Members & Volunteers Preview - Three Echoes: Western Desert Art & Katy B. Plummer: We Believe You Babcia.

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NOTE: The date of the preview has been changed to incorporate talk by Djon Mundine at 11:00am.

Join us for a preview tour of our new exhibitions, Three Echoes: Western Desert Art and Katy B. Plummer: We Believe You Babcia.

Curated by celebrated curator, writer, artist and activist, Djon Mundine OAM FAHA, Three Echoes – Western Desert Art showcases works by 57 acclaimed artists heralding from Ikuntji (Haasts Bluff), Papunya and Utopia Aboriginal communities in the western desert regions of the Northern Territory, Australia. Artworks in this touring exhibition have been drawn from the private collection of Andrew Arnott and Karin Schack, and reflect the significant artistic developments and moments in time that contributed to the meteoric rise of the Western Desert Art movement.

Katy B. Plummer: We Believe You Babcia is a multimedia art installation about storytelling, Polish grandmothers, intergenerational relationships, and the often-untraced creative lineage of familial storytelling. The work is based on a thrilling ghost story, told to the artist’s children by their grandmother Iwona about the time she encountered a strange apparition: a group of ghostly actors, dressed in historical costumes, silently occupying a flooded stage.



Image: Edie Holmes Akemarr (Kemarre) (born c.1950), Alyawarre language group, Ilwemp Arnerr Ghost Gums and Waterhole, 2004, acrylic on linen, 92 x 182cm. Photo by Andrew Curtis. © Edie Holmes Akemarr (Kemarre) & Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd


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