Museum of Contemporary Art Australia

Museum of Contemporary Art

A talking circle: women’s yarning

Friday 29 March 2019 (opening 2:00 PM)

at MCA ( venue info )
140 George St, The Rocks, Sydney NSW

All Ages

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A talking circle: women’s yarning
Part of ‘The National 2019: New Australian Art’ opening weekend
MCA, Level 2 Seminar Room

Join the discussion as three artists from The National 2019 come together to exchange ideas and discuss themes in the exhibition.

Sharing, talking, yarning. This talking circle brings together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and non-Indigenous artists to engage in cross-cultural dialogue, encompassing topics such as: challenging dominant paradigms, art that addresses power and hierarchy in Australia, the importance of language, and the role of ritual and improvisation in our everyday lives.

This event is based on ‘yarning’ circles – a culturally safe space created by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and men to have their voices heard and discuss issues that directly affect them. This ‘third space’* invites all audiences to join these open and honest conversations.
The National 2019 artists Hannah Brontë, Janet Fieldhouse and Eugenia Lim will be speaking, facilitated by The National 2019 curators Clothilde Bullen, MCA Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Collection and Exhibitions and Anna Davis, MCA Curator.

*The third space references both physical or conceptual spaces where complex dialogue can be held safely and with implicit acknowledgement of power dynamics.

Image: Hannah Brontë, FUTCHA ANCIENT (detail), 2018, lightboxes, photographic prints, textiles, ink, shell, image courtesy and © the artist, photograph: Mia Forrest

All Ages