The Arnhembrand project aimed to raise national and global awareness of the work by Indigenous communities living in west Arnhem Land to preserve their unique culture and ecology.
Arnhembrand was an independent art, science and stories project that worked with the Karrkad Kanjdji Trust to promote the objectives of healthy country and healthy community in the Djelk Indigenous Protected Area. Using new mediums and technologies, the project participants worked with these communities to give a new voice to the cultural and environmental challenges they face. It aimed to highlight the critical relationship that the Djelk clans have with their land and to tell their positive story to a wider audience in fresh and exciting ways.
Please join us for the opening of Arnhembrand - Living on Healthy Country, a Karrkad Kanjdji Trust project undertaken between Bininj and Balanda artists in the Djelk Indigenous Protected Area, west Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. This independent and contemporary environmental art project was supported by private donors including the Macquarie Group Foundation. The exhibition uses new media and technologies and includes the Bininj collection of paintings acquired for the archive of the Center for Art + Environment, Nevada Museum of Art in Reno, Nevada. The exhibition also includes paintings and video by Balanda artists, Alexander Boynes, David Leece and Mandy Martin. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue of Arnhembrand writings and artworks, please see the digital version here.
Arnhembrand - Living on Healthy Country
To be officially opened by
Jason Smith - Director, Geelong Gallery
Introduction by David Rickards
6pm - 8pm, 6th July 2017
9-19 Elizabeth Street, Sydney CBD
Gallery Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10am - 2pm
Exhibition continues until 27th July 2017