bookposted on 12.12.2021, 21:20 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).