Adelaide Festival // 2 - 18 March 2012

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Deadly

In-Between Heaven and Hell
Curators Fulvia Mantelli and Renee Johnson
Curatorial advisors Troy-Anthony Baylis, Nici Cumpston and Brenda L. Croft

For many Indigenous peoples, heaven on earth is the divine world shaped by ancestral creators, where connection to country and culture are in harmony with the experience of self and community. At the other extreme, the legacies of incursion and assimilation are a living hell. The in-between is uneasy, lined with hope and echoing with resilience.

The term "deadly" is used in the mainstream to mean lethal and dangerous; for Aboriginal Australians it affirms splendour. This provocative new survey explores the in-between space – hovering between dystopian nightmare and utopian dream.

Deadly features newly commissioned works by eight leading Australian First Nation artists and collectives, including installation, moving image, painting, fibre, sculpture and glass.

ARTISTS
Lorraine Connelly-Northey (NSW)
Julie Gough (Tas)
Beaver Lennon (SA)
Trevor Nickolls (SA)
Sandra Saunders (SA)
Yhonnie Scarce (Vic/SA)
Tjanpi Desert Weavers (NT/SA)
Tjungu Palya: Keith Stevens & Ginger Wikilyiri (SA)

Deadly: In-between Heaven and Hell - Special Events

 

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WHERE

Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

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Tue 28 Feb to Sun 25 Mar
Daily 10am – 5pm

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Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
253 Grenfell Street

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Deadly was made possible through Arts SA's New Exhibitions Fund.

Presented by Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute and Adelaide Festival


IMAGE CREDITS
Julie Gough, Some words for change, 2008, (detail), Invisible Lodge, Friendly Beaches, Freycinet, Tasmania, photo Simon Cuthbert
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