THOSE MONUMENTS DON’T KNOW US
March 9, 2019 - May 5, 2019Australia has long defined itself by who does and doesn’t belong. Bundoora Homestead mansion is an iconic monument of a time where the exclusion of non-European people was written into law, as a founding principle of our first federal government.
Those Monuments Don’t Know Us considers the ways this history has a habit of coming back around, and unpacks the whiteness that still lays at the heart Australia’s national imagination. The artists in this exhibition use various approaches and cultural narratives in their work to examine larger political and social issues that continue to shape notions of ‘belonging’ in Australia.
The featured artists are: Khadim Ali, Timmah Ball, Hayley Millar-Baker, Phuong Ngo, James Nguyen, Nabilah Nordin, Diego Ramirez, Priya Srinivasan, TextaQueen and Siying Zhou. Curated by Andy Butler.
Please note, this exhibition features sensitive content. Viewer discretion is advised.
Join Guest Speaker Kelly Gellatly, Director, Ian Potter Museum of Art to celebrate the opening of Those Monuments Don’t Know Us.
WHEN Saturday 16 March | 2-4pm
Storytelling Through Collage | Details Here
Artist & Curator Talk | Details Here
Whiteness and its Power: Moving Past 'Diversity' | Details Here
This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.