Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili Community in the remote Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands. Combining strong cultural roots with contemporary perspectives, his current practice spans photography works on paper, sculpture, film and installation.
In two distinct bodies of new photographic work for miil-miilpa (sacred), Fielding continues his work connected to the significance of Elders in his community. One body of work showcases Elders in his community through intimate portraits and the other explores Country through landscape images produced by experiments with UV exposure. Fielding explains ‘Our people, our spirit, our languages, our song and dance are all expressions of the sacredness of this earth. This sacredness radiates through my Elders, in everything they do, everything they are, everything they create. It can be seen in all expressions of this landscape and its people. From the earth we come and to the earth we return. My work is a reminder of that sacred interconnectedness, miil-miilpa.
For the first time, Ballarat International Foto Biennale tickets are available for a single Day Pass or, for the complete experience, purchase a new 3-Day Pass for multiple entries to the Biennale’s core exhibitions in various venues during the festival. All Festival Passes include a single timed visit to the Linda McCartney: Retrospective at the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
- Robert Fielding
August 28, 2021 - January 9, 2022
10:00 am - 5:00 pm