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Hybrid Forms: artistic exchange between translocal art practices of Australia and Italy

Date:

10/10/2019


Hybrid Forms: artistic exchange between translocal art practices of Australia and Italy

Artist talk - A conversation addressing an exchange residency between artists from Italy and Australia.

In English.

Participants: Regina Pilawuk Wilson (Ngan’gikurrungurr woman, artist and leader of the Aboriginal community of Peppimenarti), Steaphan Paton (Gunai and Monero Nations artist), Giuseppe Lana (Italian artist), and Kade McDonald (Director, Durrmu Arts).

Chaired by: Miriam La Rosa (Curator and PhD Candidate, the University of Melbourne).

The talk will discuss an exchange residency between Sicily (at Fondazione Brodbeck, Catania, FARM Cultural Park, Favara, and Museo Palazzo Riso, Palermo) and Australia (at Durrmu Arts, in the Aboriginal community of Peppimenarti, Northern Territory). The project addresses the potential of innovative cultural practices in places that are remote or peripheral to national and mainstream agendas with an expanded notion of Global South. The participating artists are Regina Pilawuk Wilson (Ngan’ngikurrungurr woman, senior artist and Cultural Director of Durrmu Arts), Steaphan Paton (Gunai and Monero Nations artist based in Melbourne), and Giuseppe Lana (artist born in Sicily who lives and works between Catania and London).

Free event. RSVP essential: T 98665831; E iicmelbourne@esteri.it

 

To download the media release click here

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Exhibition 

  • Preservation is an act of political warfare. An exchange residency between Sicily and Australia

The exhibition is curated by Miriam La Rosa, PhD candidate at The University of Melbourne, and Kade McDonald, Executive Director, Durrmu Arts.

Opening: Tuesday 12th November 2019; Venue: COASIT Melbourne; Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm

For more information on this event, please contact: 9349 9000; coasit@coasit.com.au

This exhibition brings together works by three artists coming from different geographical and cultural contexts: Regina Pilawuk Wilson (Ngan’ngikurrungurr woman, senior artist and Cultural Director of Durrmu Arts, an Aboriginal corporation located in Peppimenarti, in the Northern Territory of Australia), Steaphan Paton (Gunai and Monero Nations artist based in Melbourne), and Giuseppe Lana (artist born in Sicily who lives and works between Catania and London). What ties their practice together is a commitment to reflect on the legacy, address the struggles and contribute to the heritage preservation, of their originating places. The conversation among them is established through exchange residencies that took place in Sicily, the Southern island of Italy, in Gippsland, Victoria, and in the Aboriginal community of Peppimenarti, Northern Territory, Australia. 

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The project is part of Miriam La Rosa’s PhD research at the University of Melbourne (supervisors Profs Charles Green and Ian McLean) and is curated with Kade McDonald, Executive Director, Durrmu Arts.

Supported by: Australia Council for the Arts; The University of Melbourne; Durrmu Arts Aboriginal Corporation; The Italian Cultural Institutes in Sydney and Melbourne; and CO.AS.IT. Carlton.

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Captions:

- Pict 1: (from left to right) Kade McDonald, Jesse Gibbs, Miriam La Rosa, Regina Pilawuk Wilson, Xena Wilson. Mondello beach, Palermo, Sicily. 28 July 2019. Photograph by Timothy Hillier.

- Pict 2: Regina Pilawuk Wilson. Catania, 17 July 2019. Photograph by Miriam La Rosa.

 

 

 

 

Information

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019

Time: From 6:30 pm To 8:00 pm

Organized by : IIC Melbourne

In collaboration with : Australia Council for the Arts; The University of

Entrance : Free


Location:

IIC Melbourne, 233 Domain Rd, South Yarra

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