Artist talk: Julie Gough
Hear the artist talk about her work
Julie Gough’s research and art practice involves uncovering and re-presenting subsumed and sometimes conflicting histories, often referring to family’s experiences as Tasmanian Aboriginal people.
Dark Valley, Van Diemen’s Land, 2008 is both a memorial work and a response to the colonial history of her island. The work considers multi-generational transmission and inheritance of culture and trauma. It offers a tangible connection to places that have been touched by violence and to the loss of people from these places. These are stories, she has said, that are ‘beyond memory…they’re within your blood’.
In her presentation, Julie will discuss her art practice and this work in the Our lands exhibition.
Image: Julie Gough Dark Valley, Van Dieman’s Land 2008, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Julie Gough