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Still on My Mind: Exhibition
August 12 - October 29 | 10:00am - 4:00pm
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 Karungkarni 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: Brendal L. Croft, in partnership with Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation
Image: Brenda L. Croft. Self-portrait on country (Wave Hill), 24 June 2014, 2014. Inkjet print on archival paper. Reproduced courtesy of the artist, Stills Gallery Sydney and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.