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Ngarra, Katcha, 2006, synthetic polymer paint on paper, 50 x 70 cm (sheet). © Courtesy Ngarra Estate and Mossenson Galleries, Perth
The world is not a foreign land
Guest curator: Quentin Sprague
The world is not a foreign land brings together work by Timothy Cook, Freda Warlapinni, Djambawa Marawili, Nyapanyapa Yunupingu, Ngarra and Rusty Peters. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions—the Tiwi islands, the Kimberley and North-east Arnhem Land—each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art. However, seen together, their work also reveals a series of productive and meaningful relationships; a network of connections that ask audiences to reconsider how certain objects and, by extension, certain practices, might relate beyond the confines of existing categories.
This resource is designed for both students and teachers of VCE Art and Studio Arts, Units 1–4. The resource details specific aspects and concepts relevant to each of the study designs although teachers can easily adapt content to different outcomes and key knowledge areas as required. Teachers can review the content of this resource with flexibility to address the needs and interests of students.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.
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