Exhibition talks: Because of her, we can!
Join us for a series of talks about works by women artists from our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander collection. Our three speakers will explore the invaluable contributions that Indigenous Australian women artists have made.
Image: Brenda L Croft Mary Mumbulla and Murri Craigie, from the series The Big Deal is Black (detail) 1993, Art Gallery NSW © Darren Sylvester.
Exhibition talk: Juliette Seymour
Get to know the work of Gurindji/Malngin/Mudpurra artist Brenda L Croft with artist and Gallery educator Juliette Seymour. Juliette will consider Croft’s work Thea, Tyson and Hetti Perkins, drawn from the series The big deal is Black (1993), which conveys the strong matrilineal connections within Aboriginal families, depicting Sydney-based Aboriginal women in their roles as mothers, daughters, sisters, cousins and grandmothers.
Image: Brenda L Croft Thea, Hetti and Tyson Perkins, from the series The Big Deal is Black (detail) 1993, © Brenda L Croft. Licensed by Copyright Agency.
Wednesday 4 July 2018 5:30pm – 6pm
Exhibition talk: Samantha Rich
Get to know the work of senior Gumatj artists Barrupu, Gulumbu and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu with Samantha Rich, Indigenous educator at the Art Gallery of NSW. Tonight she will discuss artworks by these three sisters, daughters of Munggurrawuy Yunupingu, who work with inherited designs and processes in different ways to create contemporary artworks of extraordinary beauty.
Image: Barrupu Yunupingu Gurtha (detail), 2009, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Patrick White Bequest Fund 2010
Wednesday 11 July 2018 5:30pm – 6pm
Exhibition talk: Emily McDaniel
Learn about Gija artists Lena Nyadbi and Rusty Peters with Wiradjuri curator, educator and writer Emily McDaniel. Emily will discuss paintings by Nyadbi and Peters created for the Blood on the Spinifex exhibition held at the Ian Potter Museum of Art at the University of Melbourne in 2002. This exhibition, conceived in response to the national conversation about frontier violence known as the ‘History Wars’, shared stories of massacres committed by early settlers in Gija country during ‘The Killing Times’ in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Image: Lena Nyadbi Hideout (detail), 2002, Art Gallery of New South Wales © Lena Nyadbi, Warmun Arts Centre. Licensed by Copyright Agency.
Wednesday 18 July 2018 5:30pm – 6pm