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The Unbound Collective and Kaurna collaborators invite you to share in a series of slow, small-flow moments. Engage in some digital deep-listening of place that honours Karrawirra Parri.
This work considers what it means to be present in shadows of absence, silence, and invisibility. This work reflects the shimmering light and shade of a long story, attending to traces of beauty and love in deep lessons from Country.
REFLECT was awarded WINNER of Indigenous Project at Museum and Galleries National Awards (MAGNA) at the Australian Museums and Galleries Association (AMaGA) 2022 Conference.
“This beautifully expressed exhibition presents a creative and innovative way to explore First Nations intangible cultural heritage and Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being in curatorial practice.”
The Unbound Collective and Kaurna collaborators have created a series of slow, small-flow contemplations; a digital deep-listening of place that honours Karrawirra Parri toward new visibilities. This work considers what it means to be present in shadows of absence, silence, and invisibility. This work reflects the shimmering light and shade of a long story, attending to traces of beauty and love in deep lessons from Country. We present a unique mixed-media series of quiet storied-moments with a soundscape of river reflection poetry between Karawirra Parri’s West End and Pilta Wodli.
We acknowledge the wisdom, advice, and stories of country from Senior Kaurna Elder Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien and Senior Kaurna Man Mickey Kumatpi O’Brien.
We thank the following Kaurna poets for their powerful voice: Dominic Guerrera, Taylor Power, Dearna Newchurch, and Carly Tarkari Dodd.
The Unbound Collective: we are a group of artists/academics working out of Flinders University on Kaurna Yarta. Our work embraces complex questions of what it means to be sovereign peoples – Yidinyji/ Mbarbram, Yankunytjatjara, Narungga, Mirning – and exist both within and outside of the institutionalisation of the colonial settler state that continually seeks to categorise and contain them.
What are the ideas that we can collectively bind ourselves to and what are the ideas that can set us free?
— Unbound Collective
- Ali Gumillya Baker, Mirning Artist
- Faye Rosas Blanch, Yidinyji/Mbararam Artist
- Natalie Harkin, Narungga Artist
- Simone Ulalka Tur, Yankunytjatjara Artist
- Senior Kaurna Elder Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O'Brien Contributor
- Senior Kaurna Man Mickey Kumatpi O'Brien Contributor
- Dominic Guerrera Contributor
- Taylor Power Contributor
- Dearna Newchurch Contributor
- Carly Tarkari Dodd Contributor