ngaratya (together, us group, all in it together)
DatesSun 14 May 2023 - Sun 3 Sep 2023
(Tuesday - Sunday)
Several trips together on Country provided a rich foundation for the collective to create newly commissioned works that explore and illuminate their Ancestral connection and homelands. The artists spent time travelling together, engaging with cultural landscapes, their Elders, community, and each other, resulting in an immersive installation that comes collectively from their hearts. Featuring soundscape, moving image, screendance, carving, weaving, printmaking, and photography, ngaratya offers a warm invitation into Barkandji/Barkindji Country and belonging.
ngaratya (together, us group, all in it together) is a Bunjil Place Gallery exhibition toured by NETS Victoria. Curated by Nici Cumpston and Zena Cumpston.
A dedicated exhibition website with artist information and videos, curators’ foreword, writings, further learning resources and ways to connect.
ngaratya Education Resource
Access the ngaratya education resource for further reading and activities that explore exhibition themes.
ARTIST TALK: RAYMOND ZADA
Join artist Raymond Zada for a free talk on using art as a platform for social commentary.
Raymond is an Adelaide-based visual artist and award-winning radio broadcaster. In this talk, he will be presenting a catalogue of his works and delving into the power of imagery in igniting conversations, challenging norms, and inspiring empathy.
Free, bookings essential
Sat 26 Aug, 3.00 pm
WATANDAR, MY COUNTRYMAN: FILM SCREENING AND Q&A
Join us for a screening of this very special film with connections to Bunjil Place Gallery exhibition ngaratya (together, us group, all in it together), followed by a Q&A.
Sun 27 Aug, 3.30 pm
Curator Talk: Nici Cumpston & Zena Cumpston
Join exhibition co-curators and contributing artists Nici and Zena Cumpston for a free floor talk that will provide intimate insight into the themes of ngartaya and the artworks presented.
Free, no bookings required
Sun 27 Aug, 2.00 pm
THE MAKING OF ngaratya
Join co-curators Nici Cumpston and Zena Cumpston to discuss their journey in collaboration with Bunjil Place Gallery to realise the exhibition ngaratya (together, us group, all in it together). Hear their insights from this exhibition and their experiences in the museums and galleries sector. This talk aims to open conversations about self determination and the empowerment of First Nations communities through the visual arts and what best practise looks like.
Free, Bookings essential
Thu 24 Aug, 2.00 pm
Header image: Nici Cumpston, Barkandji people
Old Mutawintji Gorge I, from the series mirrimpilyi, happy and contented 2023 (detail), Adelaide - Kaurna Country
pigment inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper hand coloured with PanPastel, crayon and pencil
44.0 x 120.0 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Michael Reid Gallery
Photo by Michael Haines
Sunday 14 May - Sunday 3 September 2023
10.00 am - 4.00 pm, Tuesday - Sunday