Still in My Mind: Gurinji Location, Experience and Visuality

Self–portrait on country (Wave Hill), 24 June 2014
inkjet print on archival paper

The exhibition Still in My Mind is now showing at the UQ Art Museum. There is also an online catalogue from the exhibition that can be viewed below.

12th August – 29th October – UQ Art Museum

“Inspired by the words of revered Indigenous leader Vincent Lingiari, ‘that land … I still got it on my mind’, this exhibition reflects on the Gurindji Walk-Off, a seminal event in Australian history that reverberates today. The Walk-Off, a nine-year act of self determination that began in 1966 and sparked the national land rights movement, was led by Lingiari and countrymen and women working at Wave Hill Station (Jinparrak) in the Northern Territory.”

“Honouring last year’s 50th anniversary, curator and participating artist Brenda L. Croft has developed the exhibition through long-standing practice-led research with her patrilineal community and Karunkgarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation. Lingiari’s statement is the exhibition’s touchstone, the story retold from diverse, yet interlinked Indigenous perspectives. Still in my mind includes photographs and an experimental multi-channel video installation, history paintings, digital platforms and archives, revealing the way Gurindji community members maintain cultural practices and kinship connections to keep this/their history present.”

Curator: Brenda L. Croft, in partnership with Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation

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