Artist Talks | Dhumba Narbethong

Sat 7 Jul 2018

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Main Exhibition Gallery + ACCA Courtyard

Join us for an afternoon of artist talks, storytelling and song to launch A Lightness of Spirit is the Measure of Happiness curated by Hannah Presley. Start the afternoon in the galleries with a tour of the exhibition with exhibiting artists from interstate that have travelled to Melbourne for the opening weekend of the exhibition. Then we will move outside to the ACCA Courtyard for a session of storytelling and song around the fire with a Welcome to Country by N’arweet Carolyn Briggs, hosted by Uncle Larry Walsh with Jason Tamiru.

ARTIST TALKS: 1:30–2:30pm
Featuring: Sydney-based Wiradjuri and Kamilaroi artist Jonathan JonesRobert Fielding, Vincent Namatjira and Kaylene Whiskey from communities of the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands; as well as Western Arrernte artists Benita Clements and Mervyn Rubuntja from Ntaria/Hermannsburg.

Dhumba Narbethong is an afternoon of storytelling and song around the fire in the ACCA courtyard. Welcome to Country by N’arweet Carolyn Briggs. Hosted by Uncle Larry Walsh with Jason Tamiru and presented with the Victorian Aboriginal Corporation for Languages (VACL) and Lead Media Partner, The Saturday Paper.

Featuring: Robbie Bundle, Uncle Jack CharlesVicki Couzens, Black Elvis (Gnarnayarrahe Waitairie)Robert Fielding, Vincent Namatjira, Mervyn Rubuntja and Hubert Pareroultja.

Specials thanks to Aunty Fay Muir, Boon Wurrung Language Custodian for the name Dhumba Narbethong (lively chats/stories).

ACCA is an accessible venue. Click here to read more.

ACCA will host a second afternoon of artist talks on Saturday 8 September. Click here to read more.

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