|Bendigo Art Gallery online, Online, Bendigo VIC 3550|
Hear Bangerang Artist Peta Clancy and Curator, Dja Dja Wurrung Artist Natasha Carter as they share insights into creatively collaborating with First Nations communities, acknowledging and amplifying hidden histories, broadening perspectives and having hard conversations that foster healing.
This event was live-streamed to the Bendigo Art Gallery Facebook page 10 October.
About the speakers
Peta Clancy is a descendent of the Bangerang Nation from the Murray Goulburn area south-eastern Australia. Her photographic work explores hidden histories of colonisation, events which threatened the survival of her ancestors. She aims to bring to light these hidden histories in a contemporary setting. She was awarded the inaugural 2018 Fostering Koorie Art and Culture grant from the Koorie Heritage Trust to collaborate with the Dja Dja Wurrung community. She created a body of work Undercurrent investigating massacre sites on Dja Dja Wurrung country exploring an unmarked massacre site submerged underwater, seeing this site as a metaphor for Australia’s denied history of massacres. During 2019 Undercurrent was exhibited at the Koorie Heritage Trust Gallery, Federation Square, Melbourne, and in the group exhibitions The National 2019 - New Australian Art, Art Gallery of NSW and Capital, National Centre for Photography, Ballarat as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale and now The Burning World here at the Gallery.
Natasha Carter, Murrupuk Art, is an Aboriginal artist and curator who loves to explore the marrying together of the art styles of her culture with high colour contemporary mediums and elements. She has extensive experience in acrylic, ink and watercolour mediums, as well as experience in digital artwork and vectors using Adobe Suite. Natasha is always keen to build on her skill set, to find further ways to express her culture for the wider community to learn and appreciate. She has built on her ceramic skills, as well as print making, and metal working and welding. Natasha’s people are the Djaara/Dja Dja Wurrung and Yorta-Yorta of Victoria and Jaru of Western Australia, she currently lives on Dja Dja Wurrung Country (Djandak) in Bendigo.
In collaboration with Peta Clancy for The Burning World, Natasha has worked with Bendigo Art Gallery’s collection, selecting a suite of 19th century paintings and works on paper to hang in dialogue with Peta Clancy’s Undercurrent in one of the gallery’s historic courts.