Holding Space - Peta Clancy
Join Agency Projects for a breakfast conversation with Peta Clancy as she discusses her creative practice and collaboration with Traditional custodians.
Peta Clancy is a descendent of the Bangerang Nation from south-eastern Australia. Her practice is premised on in-depth depictions of place created in collaboration with Traditional Custodians. She was awarded the Koorie Heritage Trust’s Fostering Koorie Art and Culture residency grant to collaborate with Dja Dja Wurrung Traditional Custodians to develop a photographic installation titled ‘Undercurrent which was presented on Dja Dja Wurrung Country, for the first time, at Bendigo Art Gallery in 2020. The installation at Bendigo art Gallery was exhibited in conversation with a suite of 19th Century artworks curated by Dja Dja Wurrung artist Natasha Carter from the gallery’s historic collection depicting Carter’s ancestral land through a Euro-centric lens. ‘Undercurrent’ has been exhibited at the Art Gallery of NSW, Ballarat International Foto Biennale and Southeast Museum of Photography, USA. Clancy is represented by Dominik Mersch Gallery and is working towards a solo exhibition ‘Confluence’ at DMG in 2022. She is the Associate Dean, Indigenous at MADA; Monash University’s Art, Design & Architecture Faculty.
Agency Projects will host a series of enriching breakfast talks at Collingwood Yards this March as part of Melbourne Design Week. HOLDING SPACE aims to provide an experience for audiences to obtain a greater knowledge and awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander design principles. The series of talks will feature special presentations from five leading First Nations creatives Jenna Lee, Hannah Presley, Lisa Waup, Peta Clancy, Kait James. The backdrop for these discussions will be a curated selection of Indigenous design pieces which informs each conversation.
This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2022, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.