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Ngarrindjeri Photography from 20th Century

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Date: 1 July - 14 July
Venue: ADMC Skylounge 469 Burwood Road, Hawthorn, VIC, 3122

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Swinburne welcomes you to the launch of the Ngarrindjeri Photography Exhibition − a showcase of over 100  historical photos taken by Ngarrindjeri photographers in the early twentieth century.
The artworks capture rich alternative narratives that reflect community connectivity, passion, resilience, cross-cultural exchange, entrepreneurship and the nation’s own labour histories in South Australia.

Remarkably, they have survived the ravages of fires and floods and the enforced movements by governments over three-quarters of a century. It’ll be the first time the images have been shared outside the people’s families.
The exhibition was curated by Swinburne’s Dr Karen Hughes and the esteemed Ngarrindjeri basket-weaver and cultural teacher Aunty Ellen Trevorrow, with the creative input of many Ngarrindjeri Elders and families. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to see an important part of Indigenous history up close.

Grey scale wedding image from the Ngarrindjeri photo exhibition. The bride and groom are cutting a wedding cake.

Gelatin silver print photograph, 1964: wedding reception of Muriel and Arthur Van Der Byl. Muriel, a renowned artist and activist, most recently did the artwork Miwi for the background design of the Next Generation $50 banknote.

Ngarrindjeri Photography Exhibition will run for two weeks, Monday, 1 July –  Sunday, 14 July 2019 in the AMDC Sky Lounge, level 3.

The Moondani Toombadool Centre has funded this research project and this exhibition.

No registration neccessary.

Contact Information: Janet Berwick