Image Credit: Timothy Cook, Kulama, 2011, natural pigments and acrylic binder on canvas, 150 x 200 cm. Collection of Seva Frangos, Perth © Courtesy the artist and Jilamara Arts & Crafts Association, Melville Island, NT
THE WORLD IS NOT A FOREIGN LAND
An Ian Potter Museum of Art and NETS Victoria touring exhibition, curated by Quentin Sprague
27 February – 24 April 2016
Gallery 1 & 2
The world is not a foreign land brings together work by Timothy Cook, Djambawa Marawili, Ngarra, Rusty Peters, Freda Warlapinni and Nyapanyapa Yunupingu. Crossing three geographically and culturally distinct regions—the Tiwi Islands, the Kimberley, and North-eastern Arnhem Land—each artist presents sometimes strikingly different perspectives on what constitutes Indigenous contemporary art. However, seen together, their work also reveals a series of productive and meaningful relationships; a network of connections that ask audiences to reconsider how certain objects and, by extension, certain practices, might relate beyond the confines of existing categories.
IN CONVERSATION WITH: Quentin Sprague 5pm (Public), Friday 15 April 2016
FREE – RSVP Thursday 14 April
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program.
National Exhibitions Touring Support (NETS) Victoria is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments. NETS Victoria also receives significant in-kind support from the National Gallery of Victoria.