Already a Place

Already a Place

  • 18 February 2022, 1–2pm
  • Online

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Sharing its title from a chapter in the publication Let’s Go Outside: Art in Public presented by Monash University Museum of Art, Already A Place examines notions of “public art making” and “place making.” This panel explores the relationship between ‘djeembana and place’ while centering origins of Place within Indigenous ways of knowing.

Featuring perspectives of artists and writers, we explore how artists sustain and articulate Indigenous knowledges, discourses and culture–connections to Place and Country–while configuring these into contemporary creative practices. We ask: how are cultural practices mobilized and transferred through the (re)articulation of the agency of Country?

Moderated by Professor Brian Martin (Bundjalung, Muruwari and Kamilaroi), Artist and Director Wominjkea Djeembana Research Lab, Art, Design and Architecture, Monash University in conversation with with Indigenous arts writer, cultural critic Tristen Harwood and multidisciplinary artists Mutti Mutti, Yorta Yorta, BoonWurrung/Wemba Wemba Maree Clarke; Descendent of the Kokatha and Nukunu people of South Australia; Yhonnie Scarce and Australian Aboriginal artist Megan Cope from the Quandamooka people of Stradbroke Island/Minjerribah, who will discuss various projects including, Clarke’s recent Ancestral Memories exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Yhonnie Scarce’s solo exhibition Missile Park at ACCA and Megan Cope’s recent inclusion in the exhibition UN/LEARNING in Seoul, South Korea.

This event is part of the Conversations series in the Melbourne Art Fair.