Tuesday, January 10, 2017

'Who's Afraid Of Colour?' at the National Gallery of Victoria

Happy New Year!

I hope you are enjoying the holidays. While you have the time, make sure to visit the National Gallery of Victoria to see 'Who's Afraid Of Colour?' which is on until April 2017. I have several works in the show including my 30 channel video installation 'We All Need Forgiveness'.

'Who's Afraid Of Colour?' brings together presentations by a broad range of Indigenous women artists, whose practice is unbounded by convention. It includes bold statement that explore colour and assert the politics of identity. Customary woven objects and modern works will jostle in the same space, with digital, synthetic and organic materials alternating unexpectedly. The poetics of mourning will oscillate with paintings of wondrous joy and photographs that expose Indigenous disadvantage and repugnant instances of institutionalised racism.

The exhibition looks at a number of major artists in depth, including Julie Gough, Destiny Deacon, Emily Kam Kngwarray, Bindi Cole Chocka, Queenie McKenzie and Nonggirrnga Marawili, from both city and bush studios, and features large bodies of work from the NGV Collection that have never been shown together before. Outspoken invention, risk taking and energy are palpable in works of Samantha Hobson and Claudia Moodoonuthi as are intimate moments of quiet reflection in the feather headdresses of Lisa Michl.

I hope you like it. 

1 comment:

Lucy Ralton said...

Hi Bindi- I wanted to thank you for the experience of seeing your work 'We all need forgiveness' today. It was unexpectedly one of the most moving experiences I have ever had in an art gallery or any other kind of performance space. I almost didn't go to that part of the gallery- I was a bit visually 'overloaded'- but I'm so grateful I didn't miss it. I can't believe how powerful those three words are. Your work captures this so beautifully and profoundly and I was so deeply moved by it. Thank you.
Kind regards, Lucy Ralton