Amala Groom RE: Union
October 17, 2020 – December 6, 2020
A five-year survey of the video and photographic work of Wiradyuri artist Amala Groom, RE: Union reflects upon the artist’s use of self-portraiture to explore complex issues around identity, sovereignty, history, politics, culture and spirituality.
In conjunction with the presentation of RE: Union, Groom has invited eight writers to respond to her work through poetry and prose including Susie Anderson, Djon Mundine OAM, Ellen Van Neerven, Professor John Maynard, Saha Jones, Justin Files, Hannah Donnelly and Professor Megan Davis.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a digital publication featuring catalogue essays written by Professor Larissa Behrendt and Dr. Daniel Mudie Cunningham.
A BRAG exhibition curated by Sarah Gurich.
Image: AMALA GROOM, The Union, 2019 (production still), single-channel video, 4K UHD video, colour, sound, 11:11 mins, Edition of 5 + 1 AP. Commissioned by Carriageworks for The National 2019: New Australian Art, curated by Daniel Mudie Cunningham (2019). Production credits: Director of Photography: Dale Collier; Costume: Kristine Townsend; Sound design: Dale Collier; Additional audio recordings: Billy McPherson and Stu Hunter at The Habitat Studio, Sydney Artist assistant: Kristine Townsend; Artist development: Time Place Space NOMAD 2018: Arts House, Melbourne. The artist thanks Coby Edgar and the Southlands Emerging Art Award.