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posted on 12.12.2021, 21:20 authored by Travis curtin, Glenn Iseger-Pilkington
This e-publication accompanied the exhibition 'unbranded', including Damien Shen, Dean Cross, Gunybi Ganambarr, Illiam Nargoodah, James Tylor, John Prince Siddon, Ngarralja Tommy May, Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Nyurpaya Kaika Burton, Patrina Munuŋgurr, Sharyn Egan, Sonia Kurarra and Wukun Wanambi at La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, from 6 May to 22 June 2019. The exhibition was curated by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington and Travis Curtin.

The exhibition presented paintings, sculptures, photographs, video and installation by Indigenous contemporary artists whose practices undermine and subvert the notion of a singular Indigenous ‘brand’ or ‘aesthetic’. The exhibition unpicked preconceptions of what indigenous creative practice is or should be, rejecting binary assumptions around ‘traditional/non-traditional’, or ‘urban/remote’ practices and other applied, and often arbitrary, categorisations.

The publication includes an introduction by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington and Travis Curtin, foreword by Helen Hughes, essays by Glenn Iseger-Pilkington and Travis Curtin, a translation of the text-based work of Nyurpaya Kaika Burton, short artists’ biographies and 56 illustrations (colour).

History

Curator

Travis Curtin Glenn Iseger-Pilkington

Artists

Damien Shen, Dean Cross, Gunybi Ganambarr, Illiam Nargoodah, James Tylor, John Prince Siddon, Ngarralja Tommy May, Noŋgirrŋa Marawili, Nyurpaya Kaika Burton, Patrina Munuŋgurr, Sharyn Egan, Sonia Kurarra, Wukun Wanambi

Year of publication

2019

Publisher

La Trobe Art Institute, La Trobe University

First Nations content

The knowledge contained in this book originated from the people of Yarrnkurnja Country, Walmajarri language group (Jungkurra skin group); the people of Madarrpa, Yithuwa group of Bäniyala homeland (Yirritja moiety); the Amata Community, South Australia, Anangu Pitjantjatjara Lands (Pitjantjatjara language group); the Nyoongar Peoples; the people of Noonkanbah Country, Walmajarri language group (Nampiyinti skin group); the people of Marrakulu, Dhurili clan of Gurka’wuy homeland (Dhuwa moiety); the people of Fitzroy Crossing, Walmajarri language group; the people of the Ŋaymil clan of the Yaŋunbi homeland (Dhuwa moiety); the people of Djapu clan (Dhuwa moiety); the people of Jimbalakudunj Country, Walmajarri / Nyikina language group (Tjungiya skin group); the Ngarrindjeri people; the Nunga (Kaurna) people; the Māori (Te Arawa) people; and Worimi Peoples. This knowledge is their cultural and intellectual property.