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SAM Talks: Beyond Curating
SAM Talks: Beyond Curating
A discussion on First Nation’s curatorial practices in arts and cultural institutions
11am, Level 4, Shepparton Art Museum
In this special panel discussion, influential Aboriginal arts practitioners from across the industry reflect on curating First Nations focused exhibitions and curatorial practices. Chaired by Kimberley Moulton, panelists include Paola Balla, This Mob and Belinda Briggs. This event will be recorded and made available on the SAM website.
Kimberley Moulton is a Yorta Yorta woman and was born and raised in Shepparton. Kimberley is a curator and writer and Senior Curator South Eastern Aboriginal Collections at Museums Victoria (2016-present).
Belinda Briggs, SAM Curator – Indigenous is a Yorta Yorta and Wamba Wamba woman and is a writer and curator at the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM).
Dr Paola Balla is a proud Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara woman. Paola is an artist, curator, lecturer, writer, speaker and community cultural development worker.
This Mob is an Indigenous-run collective nurturing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists based in Naarm. They facilitate spaces and events that aim to build strength between Indigenous peoples, celebrate blakness, and destroy imposed boundaries that try to inhibit creativity and culture.
Moorina Bonini, representing This Mob, is a proud descendant of the Yorta Yorta Dhulunyagen family clan of Ulupna and the Yorta Yorta and Wurundjeri Briggs/McCrae family. Moorina is an artist whose works are informed by her experiences as an Aboriginal and Italian woman. Her practice is driven by a self-reflexive methodology that enables the reexamination of lived experiences that have influenced the construction of her cultural identity. By unsettling the narrative placed upon Aboriginal people as a result of colonisation of Aboriginal Australia, Bonini’s practice is based within Indigenous Knowledge systems and brings this to the fore. Moorina is a core member of this mob arts collective.
Kate ten Buuren, representing This Mob, is a Taungurung curator, artist and writer working on Kulin Country. Kate’s cross-disciplinary practice investigates collective and collaborative ways of working, and her interest in contemporary visual art, film and oral traditions is grounded in self-determination, self-representation and the power of knowing one another. Kate is the founder and active member of First Nations arts collective this mob who make space for young artists to connect and create on their own terms. Kate currently works as a Curator at ACMI and was previously Curator at the Koorie Heritage Trust.
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