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Regina Wilson, Sun mat, 2013, pandanus, sand palm and natural dyes, 105 x 105 (irreg.). © Courtesy the artist and Durrmu Arts, Peppimenarti, Northern Territory.
Mabel Juli, Wardel and Garnkinny, 2011, natural pigments and synthetic binder on canvas, 180 x 150 cm. The Wesfarmers Collection, Perth. © Courtesy the artist and Warmun Art Centre
Several of the RAKA finalists are represented by Aboriginal owned and operated art centres in remote communities. This discussion will explore the relationship between and interdependency of artists, art centres, gallerists and curators. How do these relationships affect the representation of Indigenous artists in art museums?
Janina Harding, Indigenous Art Program Manager, City of Melbourne, and past member of the Australia Council Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board, curator of the Blak Nite Cinema, Executive Producer of Melbourne Indigenous Arts Festival and co-host with Kim Kruger of Arts Up on Indigenous radio 3KND.
Regina Pilawuk Wilson was born in the Daly River region south-west of Darwin in the Northern Territory. In 1973, she and her husband founded the community of Peppimenarti. Regina Pilawuk Wilson’s subject matter is predominantly derived from weaving techniques and her work has been included in major group exhibitions in Australia, Europe and America. She was the winner of the 20th National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards (2003) and a finalist in the Wynne Prize, Art Gallery of New South Wales, in 2008.
Bill Nuttall is Director of Niagara Galleries, Chairperson of the Melbourne Art Foundation (2009–2012) and represents artists from Warmun Art Centre and Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre.
Suzette Wearne is the co-curator of Under the sun. Prior to joining the Potter she worked on the management team of Injalak Arts in Gunbalanya, West Arnhem Land, from 2008 to 2010.
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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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