Tapestry

Image by Ivan Masic

As the moon rises on the first ever FUSE, artworks from local Aboriginal artists emerge.

Projected across the urban environment, they tell a story of culture, identity, politics and self-expression, and exist as a strong and unapologetic reminder that, despite colonial occupation, this is and always will be Aboriginal land. Tapestry is an act of reclamation, intervention and decolonisation; an invitation to freely engage with contemporary Aboriginal art and question and reflect on this country’s narrative.

Featuring works by Ngurungaeta William Barak (Wurundjeri Woi wurrung), Peter Waples-Crowe (Ngarigu), Steven Rhall (Taungurung) & Fergus Binns, Katie West (Yindjibarndi), Josh Muir (Yorta Yorta/Gunditjmara) and Edwina Green (Trawlwoolway), as well as the premiere screening of Birrarung Story (Wurundjeri Woi wurrung).

"Decolonisation is like a tapestry; our culture is like a tapestry with big bloody stab holes in it and what we’ve gotta do is repair that. We will probably never get the same thread, but it will be ours and something we can own and use to move forward."
— Dr. Carol Dowling (Badimia/Yamatji), Chair of the Badimia Bandi Barna Aboriginal Corporation and Associate Lecturer at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University

Event & ticketing details

Accessibility

Wheelchair Access
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Dates & Times

Exhibition Friday 13 & Saturday 14 March - 8pm - 11pm

Tickets

FREE Bookings not required

Location

Preston Library

266 Gower St, Preston VIC 3072

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Train

Preston Station

Tram

Route 86, Stop 48

Bus

Routes 527, 552, 553
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