RMIT Gallery staff wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season and New Year.
The Gallery’s last day for 2017 is Friday 22 December.
The Gallery reopens on Tuesday 2 January 2018 when we invite everyone to the summer exhibition water+wisdom Australia India.
Featuring the work of Aboriginal and Indian artists, writers and researchers, water+wisdom Australia India (until 10 March) is an exciting new exhibition that creatively explores both customary knowledge and contemporary issues surrounding water.
“What a timely theme! I was struck by a reference made by one of the Indigenous women elders who called the rivers “the veins of our mother.” Water and waterways are absolutely that important. The dual ideas of good water management and on the other hand, pollution and wastage is emphasised so beautifully and poignantly in the exhibition.
“I was tossed between the beauty of the Indian water steps, community efforts to look after pools and the ravages to Queensland water resources – an opposing coming together of Indian and Australian water narratives. Loved the idea of the gods churning up the waters to create the nectar of immortality and saddened by the filthy foam of desecration seen in many of the filmed images.” Kipps Horn
Aboriginal artists: Sandra Aitken, Badger Bates, Paddy Bedford, Vicki Couzens, Hannah Donnelly, Connie Hart, Wanyubi Marika, Jennifer Mullett, Lorna Fencer Napurrula, Glenda Nicholls, Mandy Nicholson, Shorty Lungkata Tjungurrayi, Judy Watson, Liyawaday Wirrpanda.
Indian artists: Ravi Agarwal, Lado Bai, Atul Bhalla, Vibha Galhotra, Bhavani G S, Djambawa Marawili, Parthiv Shah, Jangarh Singh Shyam, Cop Shiva, K.R. Sunil, Asim Waqif.
Join us on a free guided tour: Wednesdays from 12.30-1 pm. BOOK