The Truth of What Occurred Remains
Next date: Thursday, 28 November 2019 | 06:00 PM
to Sunday, 23 February 2020 | 04:00 PM
‘The Truth of What Occurred Remains’ brings together the works of artists Tracey Moffatt and Hayley Millar-Baker.
Tracey Moffatt is one of Australia’s most important contemporary artists, having recently represented Australia at the 57th Venice Biennale in 2017. A filmmaker as well as photographer, Moffatt has held around 100 solo exhibitions of her work in Europe, the United States and Australia. Moffatt dismantles the conventions of storytelling, paradoxically by using artifice alone to tell her tales. Moffatt’s subjects touch on deep-seated, implacable issues, on the wounds that never heal.
Hayley Millar-Baker is a Gunditjmara woman from Victoria, Australia. Through contemporary approaches to photography, she draws strength from her Gunditjmara bloodlines, history, and the landscape – confronting and crafting past, present, and future stories of South-East Aboriginal existence, and honouring the connectedness of intergenerational experiences of Aboriginality.
Moffatt’s 1997 series ‘Up in the Sky’ will be shown with Millar-Baker’s 2018 works ‘A Series of Unwarranted Events’. Both artists refer to the past and ongoing trauma that colonisation has placed on Indigenous peoples. The artworks and artists themselves are separated by generations, but show us that the scars remain, the truth of what occurred remains.
This exhibition is presented in partnership with Reg Richardson AM.
Image: Hayley Millar-Baker Untitled (The best means, of caring for, and dealing with them in the future) 80 x 100 cm, inkjet
Thursday, 28 November 2019 | 06:00 PM
- Sunday, 23 February 2020 | 04:00 PM
Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, 404-408 Argent Street, Broken Hill 2880 View Map