October 1, 2020
Join Bangerang artist Peta Clancy and Dja Dja Wurrung curator and artist Natasha Carter as they share insights into creatively collaborating with First Nations communities, amplifying hidden histories, and having hard conversations that foster healing. This panel discussion, titled ‘The History Under the Image’ is hosted by Bendigo Art Gallery in association with their current group show ‘The Burning World’.
Clancy will be discussing her highly acclaimed series ‘Undercurrent’, developed in 2018 as part of The Koorie Heritage Trust Fostering Koorie Art and Culture Residency. Clancy collaborated with the local Dja Dja Wurrung community to research, develop and create a major series of large format landscape photographs responding to a massacre site on Dja Dja Wurrung Country now submerged underwater. In one of Bendigo Art Gallery’s historic courts, a 14 metre-long wallpaper installation and soundscape recorded on site will accompany these photographs as well as oral histories shared by Dja Dja Wurrung community members Mick Bourke and Amos Atkinson. For ‘The Burning World’ installation, Clancy collaborated with Natasha Carter, who has selected a series of nineteenth century paintings and works on paper from the Bendigo Art Gallery collection, depicting local landscapes. Hanging in dialogue with ‘Undercurrent’, the selected works further explore hidden histories literally and metaphorically submerged under contemporary life in the Bendigo region.
The discussion will be live-streamed to the Bendigo Art Gallery Facebook page as a live-video post Saturday, 10th October at 3pm.
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