TONY ALBERT with WARAKURNA ARTISTS
10 - 31 March 2018
Opening & Artist Talk on Saturday, 10 March, 3 - 5pm
Sullivan+Strumpf | Sydney
Unity is an expansive new body of work developed by Tony Albert with Warakurna Artists over an eighteen month period of residencies and development. The resulting collaborative photographs and mixed media works are significant contemporary documents of artistic exchange and indigenous creative practices in present day Australia. Striking and bold in their inventive use of materials, Albert and his collaborators interrogate contemporary legacies of colonialism in a way that prompts the audience to contemplate elemental aspects of the human condition.
"I would like to acknowledge the families of Warakurna and the Ngaanyatjarr a Lands of Western Australian for hosting me so generously. Warakurna, a remote community situated 330 kilometres west of Uluru near the border of the Northern Territory, became home for a month. The township of approximately 180 people is nestled amongst the spectacular Rawlinson Ranges in the Gibson Desert." - Tony Albert, 2018
Unity was supported by the In Cahoots Artist Residency Program with Fremantle Arts Centre. Collaborating Warakurna Artists include Carnegie Tjungupi, Lena Dawson Palitja, Andrea Giles, Norma Giles, Sheila Giles, Trudy Holland, Diane Holland, Joyce James, Clarabelle Kendae, Francine Newberry, Nancy Nyanyarna Jackson, Polly Pawuya Butler-Jackson, Eunice Porter Yunurupa, Kristabell Porter, Delilah Shepherd, Dwayne Shepherd, Katherine Shepherd, Selina Shepherd, Dallas Smythe, Noreen Smythe, Dorothy Ward, Rocky William Porter, Billy Willy, Tracy Yates, Judith Yinyika Chambers and the children of Warakurna.