Curator Tour: Country In Mind - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Curator Tour: Country In Mind

Join Christopher Bassi, artist and curator of Country In Mind for a guided tour of the exhibition.

The art of Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people is a modern vibrant expression of many Indigenous nations. Representation of Country is full of associative information connecting the past, present and future which always begins with Country in mind.

Working primarily with the USC Art Collection, this exhibition focuses on work from the central desert, the Kimberley to the northwest, Arnhem Land and the offshore islands in the far north and explores the continuum among communities who make work about Country while also delving into the idiosyncrasies of individual artistic expression.

This is a free event. Bookings essential.

This program is part of Connecting Stories, an initiative of Creative Arts Alliance as part of the Regional Arts Services Network and is presented in partnership with Blaklash Creative and the SEQN Regional Gallery Network.

Christopher Bassi is an Australian artist and curator of Meriam, Yupangathi (Torres Strait and Cape York) and British descent. Bassi’s practise is informed by ongoing concerns with intersections of place, belonging and the entangling of racial and cultural identities.

Naata Nungurrayi
Australia born 1932, Pintupi
Marrapinti 2003
Synthetic polymer paint on linen, 152.0 x 183.0cm
USC Art Collection. Acquired in 2006. Donated through the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program by Laurence John O'Dwyer.
© Naata Nungurrayi/Aboriginal Artists Agency Ltd