Identity, community, the precariousness of life and the ties that connect us to place are all themes in this issue of NGV Magazine, as we continue to profile the NGV Triennial, and introduce a new exhibition, She-Oak and Sunlight: Australian Impressionism, with insights including a feature essay by guest curator Dr Anne Gray.

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Deep Read: JR’s storytelling with pictures

Listen to author Dr Jessica McLean read her essay on JR’s Homily to country, 2020, an ambitious installation as part of the NGV Triennial.

Watch: Triennial artists in conversation

JR

Watch JR in conversation with Baakandji Elder Badger Bates as they visit the Darling River, the area JR’s Homily to country, 2020, draws attention to.

 

KENGO KUMA

Learn how Japanese architect Kengo Kuma used traditional Japanese wooden techniques and timber collected from Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens to create Botanical pavilion, 2020.

GLENDA NICHOLLS

Glenda Nicholls, a Waddi Waddi, Ngarrindjeri and Yorta Yorta artist, is a master weaver who constructs elaborate sculptural works that connect the present with her ancestral past. Watch the artist speak about the creation of Miwi Milloo (Good Spirit of the Murray River), 2020.

DIAMOND STINGILY

Learn more about American artist and poet Diamond Stingily and how she examines childhood memories which speak of the systemic racism and violence in US-American culture in her work.

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