Hannah Brontë, 'Mother Lava' (2017), digital image. Courtesy the artist

Next Matriarch (2017), exhibition view, ACE Open. Courtesy the artists. Photograph: Sam Roberts.

Paola Balla, Lovescapes: Wemba-Wemba Country (2017), installation view, wallpaper, photographic images. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Sam Roberts.

Hannah Brontë, Umma’s Tongue-molten at 6000˚ (2017), installation view, single-channel video with stereo sound. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Sam Roberts.

Kaylene Whiskey, Strong Kungka Story 1 and 2 (2017), installation view, acrylic on linen. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Sam Roberts.

Amrita Hepi, Dance Rites (2017), installation view, sand, rope light and single-channel video. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Sam Roberts.

Nicole Monks, mother (2017), installation view, 3-channel HD video. Courtesy the artist. Photograph: Sam Roberts

Next Matriarch (2017), exhibition view, ACE Open. Courtesy the artists. Photograph: Sam Roberts.

14 October—9 December

Paola Balla
Ali Gumillya Baker
Hannah Brontë
Miriam Charlie
Amrita Hepi
Nicole Monks
Kaylene Whiskey

Opening:

Saturday 14 October, 6pm
Opening remarks: Alexis West

FEMPRE$$ party:

Saturday 14 October, 8pm
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Panel discussion:

Sunday 15 October, 2pm
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Access:
  • Wheelchair Access

Curated by Kimberley Moulton and Liz Nowell

Next Matriarch hosts a conversation between seven Aboriginal women who reflect the next wave of Sovereign female voices in Australian contemporary art.

Calling on the strength of women past, present and future, the exhibition presents new and recent photography, painting, video and installation works by leading artists from across Australia.

From Ancestral healing to the dystopia of modern society, the language of pop culture and the Sovereign female body as a carrier of children, resilience and knowledge, these works celebrate solidarity and sisterhood. This is the Next Matriarch.

 

Supported by TARNANTHI: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art, presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia in partnership with BHP and with support of the Government of South Australia.