National Reconciliation Week Exhibition 2019
Exploring diverse themes from identity to postcolonial theory and feminism to street culture, Manningham Art Gallery’s annual National Reconciliation Week Exhibition proudly showcases the unique voices of contemporary Indigenous artists from across Victoria.
The exhibition is held in conjunction with a suite of events across Manningham to celebrate National Reconciliation Week. Since 2005, it has brought to Manningham work by some of Victoria’s most inspiring and accomplished Indigenous artists including Elizabeth Liddle, Bindi Cole, Josh Muir, Peter Waples-Crowe and Reko Rennie. It has also provided support for the careers of emerging Indigenous artists and contributed significantly to developing Manningham Council’s collection of work by contemporary Victorian artists.
This year’s exhibition, Grounded in Truth, will feature five artists from two generations of the Young family – Lyn-Al, Robert, Judith, Richard and Raymond. Engaging the 2019 National Reconciliation Week theme, Grounded in Truth: Walk Together with Courage, the exhibition will reflect on notions of honesty, openness, and truth. In particular, it will pose questions about which and whose truths we listen to, and prompt dialogue around perspectives on history. It will also explore the process of collaborating and working together and/or amongst one another, how a collective past is reflected in artwork done today and how the production of art can be a conduit for understanding and healing.
Friday 24 May, 10.00am to 12.00pm
Above - Robert Young, King of Kings, 2019. Courtesy of the artist.
Header - Artwork by Adam Ridgeway (collaborating with Josh Muir) in the 2018 exhibition Now and Now, featuring Adam Ridgeway and Hayley Millar-Baker.