The Story So Far…
Selected Indigenous works from the Moreland Art Collection
Curated by Kate ten Buuren
In conjunction with NAIDOC week the Counihan
Gallery In Brunswick presents the works of over
20 Indigenous and Torres Strait Islander artists
from the Moreland Art Collection. The exhibition
is curated by Kate ten Buuren, with a written
response from researcher, writer and storyteller
Genevieve Grieves. The exhibition includes the
premiere of three new commissions from Destiny
Deacon, Dianne Jones and Peter Waples-Crowe.
Artists also include Maree Clarke, Fiona Foley, Ben
McKeown, Mandy Nicholson and Christian Thompson.
The exhibition is accompanied by a FREE PUBLIC PROGRAM programmed by writer and activist Nayuka Gorrie.
Writers Program celebration with readings
Saturday 22 July, 2 – 4 pm
This event celebrates the works of the emerging First Nations writers featured in The Story So Far... catalogue developed as part of the exhibition Writers Program designed by Nayuka Gorrie, and facilitated by Nayuka and Genevieve Grieves.
The afternoon will include readings from program participants Laniyuk Garcon-Mills, Paul Gorrie and Torie McWilliams-Murray and also feature a DJ Set from Paul Gorrie.
Genevieve Grieves is Worimi and has lived on Kulin country in Melbourne for many years. She is an educator, curator, filmmaker, artist and oral historian who has accumulated nearly twenty years experience in the arts and culture industries. Some of her projects include the documentary, Lani’s Story; the video installation, lament; and, she was the Lead Curator of the internationally award-winning First Peoples exhibition at the Melbourne Museum. Genevieve currently teaches at the University of Melbourne and undertaking her PhD there in arts, memorialisation and violence.
Nayuka Gorrie is a Kurnai, Gunditjmara, Wiradjuri and Yorta Yorta woman. Nayuka works with young Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people at the National Indigenous Youth Leadership Academy. She is passionate about Indigenous rights and self-determination and the rights of women.
Art and Ancestral Belongings:
A conversation about First People’s Archives
Featuring Kimberley Moulton and Kate ten Buuren
Wednesday 26 July, 6.30 – 8 pm
Join Curator of The Story So Far… Kate ten Buuren and Melbourne Museum’s Senior Curator of Southeastern Australia Aboriginal Collections, Kimberley Moulton in discussing the past, present and future of collecting, maintaining and exhibiting First People’s artworks and objects in public collections.
Kate ten Buuren is a Taungurung emerging curator, artist and the founder of this mob, a collective dedicated to empowering the next generation of influential blak artists and creators. ten Buuren examines past and current artistic climates, finding ways to weave in new narratives that explore blakness, politics, institutional critique and language, to centralise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander knowledge systems, practices and values.
Kimberley Moulton is a proud Yorta-Yorta woman and the Senior Curator of South Eastern Aboriginal Collections, Melbourne Museum. Kimberley has a Bachelor of Arts from Monash University and is currently completing post-graduate studies at the University of Melbourne. Her curatorial and writing practice is focused on contemporary Indigenous art, museology, Aboriginal self-representation in the sector.
Fiona Foley, Nulla 4 eva III,
2009. Ultrachrome print on
Hahnemühle pale, 120 x 180 cm.
Courtesy the artist and Niagara