How we remember tomorrow

This exhibition celebrates storytelling across generations, through oceans and waterways and transcending eras and perspectives. Artists such as Brook Garru Andrew, Atong Atem, Sonja Carmichael and Elisa Jane Carmichael, Shivanjani Lal, Lisa Reihana, Teho Ropeyarn, and more understand the watery spaces of our planet as ancestral archives: sources of knowledge that carry stories and cultural practices. Alongside their kin, they honour intergenerational narratives that are disseminated along ocean currents despite ongoing colonial legacies of forced displacement, homeland dispossession, indenture and the loss or dormancy of vital cultural practices.

Atong Atem, Banksia, 2021, single-channel, colour video, open sound and vinyl. Commissioned by RISING and Illuminate Adelaide in partnership with The Neilson Foundation. Courtesy the artist, MARS, Melbourne and UQ Art Museum, Brisbane

UQ Art Museum
13 February to 15 June 2024

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