Continuum: Traditional Practice in Contemporary Art, March 2011
CONTINUUM takes place in an important time and location, seeking to present the work and practices of an integral group of artists of indigenous and non-indigenous heritage. The exhibition showcases work from Papunya Tjupi Arts, Waringarri Arts, Emse and Marilyn Timbery, Zerah Ahmed, Jenny Ellis and Stephen Mashin, Tamara Burlando, Bindi Cole, Kasumi Ejiri, Sione Falemaka and Dennis Nona.
Through CONTINUUM we look to many cultures and backgrounds to find a shared thread of traditional practice. We look to the past and we recognise that art, craft and cultural practice are the voice of family, of friends and of intimate histories being lived and shared.
CONTINUUM hopes to combine a respect for ancient knowledge and history with a desire for meaningful contemporary art. We are proud to share this select group of insightful and engaging artists from vast geographical locations and traditions. These artists, ranging from the emerging to the established, work within a continuum, a reinvention and translation of traditional and ancient practice into a contemporary artistic framework.
Curated by Siân McIntyre with Assistant Curators Hannah Kothe & Bronwyn Bailey-Charteris
Concrete playground review here
The Near and the Elsewhere review here