A new exhibition exploring notions of ‘belonging’ and unpacking the whiteness that still lays at the heart of Australia’s national imagination, Those Monuments Don’t Know Us was opened last week by Kelly Gellatly, director of the Ian Potter Museum of Art.
The exhibition seeks to ask and expose questions of who we are and where we are going, touching on the deep issues around culture, racism and power that still define us.
Those Monuments Don’t Know Us features recent works and new commissions from celebrated artists Khadim Ali, Timmah Ball, Hayley Millar-Baker, Phuong Ngo, James Nguyen, Nabilah Nordin, Diego Ramirez, Priya Srinivasan, TextaQueen and Siying Zhou.
Gunditjmara artist Hayley Millar-Baker’s ongoing series Cook Book (pictured above) explores the merging of traditional Aboriginal cultural practices with Westernised 21st Century knowledges and tools, and Vietnamese- Australian artist James Nguyen has worked with his aunty and mother to retell the story of The Magic Pudding in his two channel video work.
Displayed throughout Bundoora Homestead, the works include a wide variety of mediums – textiles, performances, sculpture and more. Audiences are invited to immerse themselves in the work and reflect on the way our history informs current discourse and cultural practices.
Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is the public art gallery for the City of Darebin and is committed to presenting challenging and inspiring contemporary visual arts exhibitions and public programs. The Homestead was built in 1900 and is registered by Heritage Victoria and certified by the National Trust.
BUNDOORA HOMESTEAD ART CENTRE
Prospect Hill Drive | Bundoora