Event held on September 17

Still In My Mind: Gurindji location, experience and visuality

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Event runs from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Daily, until 17/09/2021


Inspired by the words of revered Gurindji/Malngin leader Vincent Lingiari, ‘that land… I still got it on my mind,’ Still in my mind reflects on events preceding and following the seminal Gurindji Walk Off—where Lingiari led over 200 countrymen, women and children off Wave Hill Station to protest poor wages and conditions. Curator and participating artist Brenda L. Croft developed the exhibition through long-standing practice-led research with her father’s community, Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation and UNSW Galleries, UNSW Art&Design. “The 1966 Walk-Off was a trigger point in the national land rights movement in Australia, so the events of this time and place are significant to me as a Gurindji/Malngin/Mudburra woman, through my direct family connection to the area, and through my family’s experience as members of the Stolen Generations,” Croft said. The exhibition tour of Still in my mind: organised by Artback NT toured venues throughout the NT in 2018–2019. Developed in partnership with UNSW Galleries, UQ Art Museum, and Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation, with support from Australian Research Discovery Indigenous Award, National Institute for Experimental Arts, ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language and the Berndt Research Foundation. Tour presented by Artback NT and supported by Visions of Australia. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts and funding advisory body.