Maluw Adhil Urngu Padanu Mamuy Moesik (Legends from the deep sitting peacefully on the waters)
28 January 2023
Join us in the gallery for roving talks by exhibiting artists from Maluw Adhil Urngu Padanu Mamuy Moesik (Legends from the deep sitting peacefully on the waters) – Selected works from the 23rd Biennale of Sydney: rīvus. Jessie French, Clare Milledge, and Yessie Mosby will each offer an informal 20-minute presentation on their work.
Individual talk times as below:
11.00AM: Exhibition introduction by Tulleah Pearce
11.10AM: Yessie Mosby, traditional owner and claimant from the Torres Strait 8
11.30AM: Jessie French
11.50AM: Clare Milledge
Anchored by a new commission from the Torres Strait 8, Maluw Adhil Urngu Padanu Mamuy Moesik (Legends from the deep sitting peacefully on the waters) explores how our connections to the natural world could prioritise care for Country and pursue justice in an epoch of rising temperatures and seas.
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The gallery entrance is on the ground floor of the Judith Wright Arts Centre, on Berwick Street. There is wheelchair access and an accessible toilet with baby changing facilities also located on the ground floor, and we welcome guide and support dogs.
Jessie French is an artist and experimental designer based in Naarm/Melbourne, Australia. Housed within an ethos of consumption, sustainability and regeneration, her practice invites engagement with the possibilities of a post petrochemical world. Through experimenting with materials, she explores the potential of closed-loop systems, (re)use, conscious consumption and interactions with objects. In 2020, French founded OTHER MATTER, an experimental design studio working with algae-based bioplastics which tangibly explores application of new materials she develops through objects, experiences and futures.
Dr Clare Milledge is an artist and academic. She is a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Arts, Design & Architecture and is represented by STATION gallery. Milledge’s work re-examines contemporary environments with a focus on our engagement with ecology through art, in particular through the use of the historical figure of the artist-shaman. Working with fieldwork as her primary methodology she collects, re-organises, transforms, and re-presents recordings, information, and material gathered on ecological surveys, daily experiences and site visits. Her work takes the form of public installation environments that variously incorporate glass paintings, textile works, poetry, costumes, sets, collaborative experimental sound, and performance.
The Torres Strait 8 are a group of claimants and Traditional Owners from Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait Islands). The Torres Strait 8 have recently won their legal fight against the Australian government for its inaction over climate change before the Human Rights Committee of the United Nations. Formed in 2019, the Torres Strait 8’s members are Yessie Mosby, Masig (Yorke Island); Kabay Tamu, Warraber (Sue Island); Keith Pabai, Boigu (Boigu Island); Stanley Marama, Boigu (Boigu Island); Nazareth Warria, Masig (Yorke Island); Ted Billy, Warraber (Sue Island); Daniel Billy, Warraber (Sue Island); and Nazareth Fauid, Poruma (Coconut Island).