A Widening Gap: The Intervention, 10 Years On witnesses a world that is remote from the essential services that the rest of Australia takes for granted. The tenth anniversary of the introduction of “the Intervention” — the Northern Territory National Emergency Response — has come and gone.
The touring exhibition Open Cut: Jacky Green, Sean Kerins, Therese Ritchie brings to life the power imbalance between mining companies and Aboriginal peoples on whose country minerals and natural gas are extracted while they remain in poverty. The installation combines stories, photography and painting and a timeline history graphic of the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria gathered through multiple consultations in 2017.
Ghost Citizens follow us and infiltrate our daily lives. In a continent full of the ghosts and shadows of colonialism, the historical, social, and physical landscape is pitted. Each story is a ghost story loaded with shadows – a kind of ‘scar’ story. Djon Mundine OA
Three Aboriginal Male Artist-Photographers: Adam Hill, Garry Lee & Christian Thompson
The Force of Forgetting: 'From the beginning of the history of Afghanistan, the Hazara people have been persecuted and massacred and have been living under sectarian, ethnic oppressive regimes. ...The force of forgetting doesn’t mean to forget a history of pain, but the inability to express that memory. For this we need a silent artistic language to speak about these suppressed memories.’ Khadim Ali, Karachi, 2011