History, Resistance, Resilience – new exhibition at Museum and Gallery

Published Friday, 20th November 2015

The history of Aboriginal self-determination in Fairfield City will be explored in a new exhibition Talk the Change/Change the Talk at Fairfield City Museum and Gallery, opening on 28 November.

The exhibition will explore themes of resistance, resilience, recognition and change through contemporary art, oral histories and other creative works by local artists.

Hear local elders including Aunty Mae Robinson, Cathie Banton and Wendy Morgan share their stories through interviews and oral histories. See works by contemporary artists Karla Dickens, Leanne Tobin, Blak Douglas, Elaine Syron, Mervyn Bishop, Munkimuk and creative works by the Guntawang Aboriginal Women's Group celebrating the strength and survival of Aboriginal communities.

Works by local Aboriginal students from Bonnyrigg High School will also feature in the exhibition.

The official opening on Saturday 28 November from 2-5pm will feature well known journalist, author and filmmaker Jeff McMullen. Working in the media for over 50 years as an ABC foreign correspondent and a host on the National Indigenous Television Network, Jeff has campaigned locally and internationally for the human rights of Indigenous people.

The launch will also feature music performances, rhymes, spoken word and didgeridoo by Blak Douglas (Adam Hill), Brothablack, Jacinta Tobin, Munkimuk, MC Trey and Ahmad Al Rady. Visitors will be able to join in with an open mic session.

For more information or to book your place call Fairfield City Museum and Gallery on 9609 3993 or email museumgallery@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au

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