This exhibition took me on a journey from the past to the present and into the future through the lens of the First Nations peoples of South East Australia. I was taken on a tour: to explore culturally and linguistically diverse narratives of self-determination, identity, sovereignty and resistance; of how colonialists were first viewed, the settlement landscape and how there may have been harmony, happiness and joy; to work about hunting: being hunted, both physically and bureaucratically; and of work about mourning and a new cultural vision. What marks this exhibition as culturally important, is not only the artistic expression and messaging on the subject of Sovereignty, but the curating,

Beyond the Opening

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