Supported by TARNANTHI: Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP and with support of the Government of South Australia.
Painted Stories: Linking Country, art and culture for language revival
Exhibition dates October 11 - November 17 2019
Painted Stories shows how Aurukun artists and Elders are using their paintings, artwork and songs to pass on their knowledge of language and country to younger generations. The exhibition showcases the artworks, stories and films recorded by Aurukun artists as part of an ongoing project in Aurukun, Cape York Peninsula, to support language revival and maintenance through artistic practice. Painted Stories highlights the role of art in the creative transmission of linguistic and cultural knowledge and tells the story of the project from 2012–2019. Combining methods from art therapy and language documentation the project aims to reconnect links between community, country and languages in First Nation language revival work and supports the languages Wik-Mungkan, Wik-Ngathan, Wik-Alken and Kugu Uwanh.
With Gina Allain as curator and Louise Ashmore as Linguist.