bangu yilbara: works from the MCA Collection
11 May - 1 October 2006
The MCA's collections are extraordinarily rich in their diversity. The Museum houses highly significant collections of Aboriginal art from the Maningrida and Ramingining communities in Arnhem Land, as well as a substantial collection of work by contemporary Indigenous artists from across the country. This exhibition will feature new acquisitions as well as works from the existing collections.
Saturday 13 May, 2.00 pm
bangu yilbara artists Bede Tungutalum, Fiona Foley, and Jeffrey Samuels discuss their works in the exhibition.
In the exhibition, bangu yilbara: works from the MCA Collection artist Fiona Foley explores history, sexuality, beauty and cultural memory—or rather, forgetting and loss—from the perspective of a Badtjala woman of Thoorgine (Fraser Island, as it is now known, the largest sand island in the world, just north of Brisbane).
Jeffrey Samuels is one of the founding members of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists’ Co-operative.
Bede Tungutalum is one of the founding members of Tiwi Design.
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