InstitutionaLies by Warraba Weatherall
Marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody, Warraba Weatherall challenges the relationship between contemporary colonisation, the prison system, and the perpetual narrative of incarceration of Indigenous Australians.
InstitutionaLies is a new body of sculptural work, presented through the use of customary Kamilaroi knowledge intertwined with Weatherall’s contemporary practice. The exhibition provides an entry point for audiences in to the ongoing effect of incarceration on First Nations peoples, prompting the question ‘Is the past forever present?’
EXHIBITION / August 9 – 26
OPENING NIGHT / 6:00 pm August 9
ARTIST TALK / 6:00 pm August 16