Judy Watson’s the keepers 2016 is a new video work featured in the current MUMA exhibition Life inside an Image. It includes documentary film footage shot in the Aboriginal Australian archives of the British Museum in London. In this informal discussion with curator Kimberley Moulton, Watson will discuss the keepers, her engagement with Aboriginal artefacts in cultural collections, and share her ideas around institutional responsibility, redress and repatriation.
Judy Watson is a Brisbane-based Waanyi artist who was born in Mundubbera, Queensland in 1959. Renowned for her paintings;on un-stretched canvas, Watson’s work is often concerned with unearthing hidden histories of Indigenous Australian experiences under colonialism. She has exhibited extensively at major institutions across Australia and internationally.
Kimberley Moulton is a 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 and Aboriginal self-representation in the sector.
Date: Tuesday 22 November 2016, 11am-12noon
Venue: Monash University Museum of Art, Ground Floor, Building F, Monash University Caulfield Campus
FREE /// No bookings required