The Importance of Indigenous Knowledge

Sat 29 May, 12pm–1pm (AEST)

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The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square

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This is an Auslan interpreted program.

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Cultural knowledge of weather systems helps us to understand our diverse ecosystems and the cyclical nature of our country’s unique landscape, which is essential for our future survival.

Recognising the sophisticated appreciation of weather systems within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural knowledge, the works on display in Big Weather showcase how artists from diverse Indigenous communities hold this knowledge in art.

Almost eighteen months on from the devastating bushfires that heavily impacted various regions of the country over the summer of 2019 – 2020, NGV curator Hannah Presley speaks with exhibiting artist Clinton Naina, along with researcher Zena Cumpston, about the importance of cultural leadership and generational knowledge in facing the challenges of climate change.

Presented as part of Reconciliation Week.

Hannah Presley, Curator, Indigenous Art, NGV
Clinton Naina, artist
Zena Cumpston, researcher, writer, consultant & guest curator on 'Emu Sky', Science Gallery Melbourne
Auslan Environment Indigenous Landscape NGV Collection Big weather The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Fed Square