• Tracey Moffat. 

  • Telling stories: history and narrative in contemporary Aboriginal art

    Ian Abdulla, Gordon Bennett, Destiny Deacon, Fiona Foley, Leah King

    4 Aug 2001 to 30 Sep 2001
    Curator: Chris McAuliffe

    The widely known works of Western Desert artists have led many to assume that the narrative forms of Aboriginal art consist primarily of 'Dreamings'.

    Recent works by contemporary Aboriginal artists explore diverse forms of narrative—autobiography, cinema, history, new media, and video clips—using painting, photography, prints, and video.

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SUNDAY 19 APRIL Cinema Nova in partnership with the Potter’s exhibition Weird melancholy: The Australian gothic, presents a series of Australian Gothic Cinema. Peter Weir’s 1975 Australian classic, Picnic at Hanging Rock will be brought back to the big screen, followed by a panel discussing the film. Panel consists of screenwriter Cliff Green; actress Helen Morse who starred in the film; author Dr Brian McFarlane and academic/journalist Dr Mark Nicholls. Hosted by Carol van Opstal.


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The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

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  • University of Melbourne
  • Parkville VIC 3010