Set frame. Take back. Tell. 17 leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists pull culture and its survival into focus through a powerful and multifaceted exhibition that embraces tradition and culture, as well as the potential new technologies offer contemporary arts practice.

Tell features photo-based and inspired works by Moorina Bonini, Maree Clarke, Bindi Cole Chocka, Brenda L Croft, Destiny Deacon, Robert Fielding, Deanne Gilson, Jody Haines, Dianne Jones, Ricky Maynard, Hayley Millar-Baker, Kent Morris, Pitcha Makin Fellas, Steven Rhall, Damien Shen, Warwick Thornton, James Tylor and Laura Wills.

Curated by Palawa woman Jessica Clark, Tell offers a platform for artists to share their stories, confront the legacies of invasion and dispossession, and consider their place in a globalised Australia and the digital world.

“Photography is a powerful tool that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists are using to reframe history on their own terms, weaving narratives of Indigenous experience.  Here and now, photography tells an alternate story – one that is both personal and collective and at its very heart about survival.”

CURATOR: Jessica Clark

Jessica Clark is a Palawa woman, and current curator for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, teacher and arts manager. She has been working in the arts sector since 2009, and her work has been published in Catalyst Magazine and Angela Tandori Fine Art. She was part of the Australian contingent as an emerging Indigenous curator at the Venice Biennale. Currently she is completing a Master of Arts Management at RMIT University.

SYDNEY FESTIVAL: 5 Jan  – 24 Feb 2018

Every January, Sydney Festival enlivens and transforms Sydney with a bold cultural celebration based on the highest quality art and big ideas. The program is kaleidoscopic in its diversity, from burlesque, cheeky cabaret and circus, to high energy jazz, indie rock and theatre; from contemporary dance to family programs to Indigenous arts practice. The Ballarat International Foto Biennale is proud to announce our exhibition Tell, an exhibition of 17 contemporary Indigenous photographers, will be part of the 2018 Sydney Festival.

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  • November 22, 2017
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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