Artistic Director of Tarnanthi and Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia Nici Cumpston shares her knowledge of artistic practices from East Arnhem Land, including the work of Djakaŋu Yunupiŋu who features in Miwatj Yolŋu and Tarnanthi.
Nici Cumpston OAM is a proud Barkandji artist, curator and writer and commenced as the inaugural Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Art Gallery of South Australia in 2008. She has been the Artistic Director of Tarnanthi Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art since 2014.
Cumpston combines her time curating, collaborating, and creating photographic works that share stories of Aboriginal occupation and ongoing survival on Country. She has been exhibiting her works of art since 1998 and in that time has been invited to participate in many prestigious awards, group and solo exhibitions. Her work is held in major institutions and private collections nationally and internationally.
Miwatj Yolŋu – Sunrise People
This event is part of Bundanon’s public program for current exhibition Miwatj Yolŋu – Sunrise People.
Miwatj Yolŋu – Sunrise People explores storytelling, ecology and materiality in the works of Yolŋu artists from the Yirrkala Community in East Arnhem Land. Presenting both senior and emerging artists from across the Yirrkala region, the exhibition highlights the centrality of weather patterns and ecological systems within Yolŋu culture.
Discover the full program of events as part of the exhibition season here.
Image courtesy Nici Cumpston