Massacre sites across Australia lie silenced and hidden from public knowledge on colonised lands.
During a 12-month residency at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Peta Clancy collaborated with the Dja Dja Wurrung community (Bendigo region of Central Victoria) to research, develop and create a major series of large format landscape photographs exploring frontier violence and massacre sites on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.
Undercurrent is a solo exhibition by Bangarang artist Peta Clancy and will run from Saturday 9 March until Sunday 28 April 2019 at the Koorie Heritage, Yarra Building, Federation Square.
‘Undercurrent’ is the first exhibition from the Koorie Heritage Trust’s residency program designed to foster Koorie art, language and culture. We acknowledge and are grateful for the support of the Federal Department of Communications and the Arts’ Indigenous Languages and Arts Program which supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to revive and maintain languages, and to develop and present art,’’ says Tom Mosby, CEO, Koorie Heritage Trust.
Peta Clancy is a descendent of the Bangerang nation from the Murray Goulburn area, South Eastern Australia.
Clancy was awarded the 2018 Fostering Koorie Art and Culture Koorie Heritage Trust Residency funded by the Australian Government’s Indigenous Languages and Arts Program. Clancy has exhibited extensively across Australia and internationally.
She completed a practice-based PhD at Monash University, Melbourne where she is a Senior lecturer at Monash Art, Design & Architecture, Monash University, Melbourne.
Established in 1985, the Koorie Heritage Trust is a bold and innovative not-for-profit arts and cultural organization. Aboriginal owned and managed, the Koorie Heritage Trust provides opportunities for all people to learn, connect and re-connect with the rich living cultural heritage of Aboriginal Victoria originating from a 60,000-year-old history.
The Koorie Heritage Trust’s residency program and this exhibition has been supported by the Federal Department of Communications and the Arts’ Indigenous Languages and Arts Program. Undercurrent has also been generously supported by Gandel Philanthropy.
Undercurrent by Peta Clancy, Saturday 9 March until Sunday 28 April 2019, Koorie Heritage, Yarra Building, Federation Square. Free entry.
Peta Clancy Hero Image
Title: Undercurrent 1, from the series Undercurrent
Date: 2018 – 2019
Medium description: Inkjet pigment print
Dimensions: W120 x H85cm each image approx.
Credit line: Courtesy the artist