Lecture | Djon Mundine OAM: A Personal History of Aboriginal Art | La Trobe University

unnamed (6)The history of Aboriginal art has a number of overlapping, blurred edge phases; it is market driven and of European historical conceit on one side, and the offering up of icons, ideas, and possibly a moral-memory insistence on the (Aboriginal) other side.

Djob Mundine is a member of the Bandjalung people of northern New South Wales. With an extensive career as a curator, activist, writer and occasional artist, Djon worked in Arnhem Land as Art Adviser to the Milingimbi, Maningrida, and Ramingining Aboriginal communities for sixteen years. Djon was concept curator of The Aboriginal Memorial, 1987-88, now on permanent display at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Over 1993-4 he was travelling curator for the important Aratjara exh., that travelled to Dusseldorf, London, and Danmark. Djon And Natalie King are co-curators of ‘Whisper in My Mask’, 2014 Tarrawarra Biennal, Healesville. Djon has just opened the Yi Ban Yi Ban — Yella Fella exh. (Aboriginal artists of Aboriginal-Chinese Descent) Sandra Hill, Gary Lee, Jason Wing. at Sun Tory Gallery, Guangzhou, China.  Djon Mundine is currently a PhD candidate at CoFA, University of New South Wales.

Venue: La Trobe University, Bundoora campus, Peribolos West (PW) room 219
Date: Wednesday 15th Oct 2014, 10-11am


Lecture presented by The Centre for Creative Arts, La Trobe University.