Framing the work as critical cartography, this exhibition explores multiple connections to country and the implicit values through acts of migration and the contrast of regional and urban contexts.
The works were made through an interdisciplinary mapping workshop in collaboration with the Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation and exhibited at Mildura Arts Centre as Interpretive Wonderings. Framed as acts of critical cartography, these mappings seek to contest dominant and hegemonic power structures inherent in conventional cartography by opening a space of encounter through interpretation.
In migrating the work to 107 Projects in Redfern, a further spatial encounter is offered between Australia’s regional and urban Indigenous contexts, presenting a space in which new interpretations and formulations might be created in relation to Redfern’s history and urban context. The selected works explore multivalent connections to country which are made explicit through both literal and conceptual acts of migration, simultaneously realising incremental shifts in non-indigenous understanding of Aboriginal cultural knowledge and its specific relationship to country.
This project was produced in collaboration with Culpra Milli Aboriginal Corporation and the Mildura Rural City Council. Visitors should be aware that this exhibition includes images and names that may cause distress to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
Exhibiting Artists : Thomas Cole, Mick Douglas, Campbell Drake, Eddy Harris, Thomas Honeyman, Elizabeth Langslow, Jeremy Taylor, Warlpa Thomson, Sam Trubridge and Matt Wood. Thomas Cole and Campbell Drake are lecturers in the UTS Interior and Spatial Design program
This project is supported by West Darling Arts, Western Local Land Services, the University of Technology Sydney (School of Design and Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning), RMIT University (Landscape Architecture Program) and Monash University (MADA).
For more information visit the 107 Projects website.
Official Opening: Friday 11 November, 6pm–8pm.