Beyond the Opening is a public record of recent outstanding Australian and European exhibitions we attend. This record is an effort to share the experience of the art work, the exhibition, and the space it inhabits. Enjoy!
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,