Announcing: 'long water: fibre stories' News

Announcing: 'long water: fibre stories'

Coming to IMA in September

1 July 2020

As we prepare to welcome you back to the gallery, we are excited to share more details of our forthcoming 2020 program. long water: fibre stories is an exhibition of the fibre practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women that share an inseparable relationship to water—be it the vast sea, island waterways, or expansive river systems.

Opening 5 September 2020, the exhibition features the work of Susan Balbunga, Elisa Jane Carmichael, Sonja Carmichael, Fiona Elisala-Mosby, Janet Fieldhouse, Ruth Nalmakarra with Helen Ganalmirriwuy and Mandy Batjula, Paula Savage, Lucy Simpson, and Delissa Walker.

A catalogue will accompany the show designed by Jenna Lee and featuring writing from Freja CarmichaelKatina DavidsonRosita Holmes, Kimberly Moulton, Ellen van Neerven, and Lucy Simpson.

Read more about the exhibition here.

This exhibition has been developed through relationships with artists and communities, in particular Milingimbi Art and Culture Centre, and Ngalmun Lagau Minaral Arts | Art of Mua Island and is curated by Freja Carmichael.

long water has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia program, and String Harvest. long water is generously supported by IMA Trailblazers.

Susan Balbunga with 'Bamugura' (in development), pandanus. Yurruwi (Milingimbi Island), 2019. Photo: Rhett Hammerton

Related Exhibition

Long Water

Fibre Stories

05 Sep–19 Dec 2020

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.