From Australia:
an Accumulation
(2019–)

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Information Sort by: 2019 (479) Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (28) Kunmanara (Mumu Mike) Williams (1) Mimili (4) Mimili Maku Arts (4) Monotype (1) all that we are (1) aṉangu pitjantjatjara yankunytjatjara (7) black (2) blood (3) blue (7) booklet (5) climate (10) coalhole project (10) community (5) critical culture ambassadors (6) drawing (106) earth pigments (2) figurative (1) fingerprint (2) fire (4) flower (1) grid (3) gunaikurnai (130) hands (23) heart (9) hobart (12) icons (1) kangaroo (5) kunmanara (mumu mike) williams (1) latrobe regional gallery (131) latrobe youth space (17) lutruwita (154) maps (5) mimili (115) mimili maku arts (103) monotype (233) mortality (5) naarm (5) nipaluna (153) numbers (2) perforated (2) pitjantjatjara (8) placard (23) place (46) process (8) public workshop (17) red (22) rubbing (51) salamanca arts centre (6) screenprint (33) shepparton art museum (93) shield (1) stamp (1) territory (3) text (98) tree (6) university of tasmania (153) voice (2) void (3) window (1) workshop (34) yorta yorta (92)

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Pauline Wangin drawing a portrait of Kunmanara (Mumu Mike) Williams while sitting cross legged on the floor of Mimili Maku Arts, Mimili, SA

From Australia: An Accumulation is an imagining of Australian nationalism made through drawing, printmaking, community-engaged workshops, publications and exhibitions.

The project uses the print portfolios produced at the time of the Australian Bicentennial in 1988 as a launching off point. Specifically ‘Aus Australien’, published by Rene Block, and the ‘Bicentennial Portfolio of 25 Australian artists’, published by the Australian Bicentennial Commission. Both have become celebrated time capsules of Australian art and identity. At 2020 and the 250th Anniversary of the Pacific voyages of Captain James Cook, it is essential to revisit what ‘from Australia’ looks like now.

Recently there has been a much needed re-evaluation of Australian history and the legacies of colonialism, and the ways this can be addressed through artwork. From Australia builds from this work and extends the trajectory of historical printmaking portfolios by creating an ongoing, inclusive and reflexive examination of collective Australian identity.

From Australia: An Accumulation was initiated, and is directed, by Trent Walter though the project is coauthored by all contributors. This website acts as a repository and archive for the prints, drawings, texts, process and location documentation made as part of the project. This project is ongoing.

The touring exhibition From Australia: An Accumulation is a partnership between Negative Press and National Exhibitions Touring Support NETS Victoria and will tour nationally from May 2021 – February 2023.

Credits
Workshop photography: Lizzie Boon, Emily Kiddell, Beth Sometimes and Trent Walter
Studio photography: Matthew Stanton.
Print design: Hayden Daniel
Website design and development: Paul Mylecrane, Public Office

Contributors

Acknowledgements

We acknowledge the Arrernte, Boandik, Bunurong, Boon Wurrung, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Ngaanyatjarra, Braiakaulung, Bangerang, Kailtheban, Wollithiga, Moira, Ulupna, Kwat Kwat, Yalaba Yalaba, Ngurai-illiam-wurrung, Muwinina, Palawa, Wurundjeri, Wemba Wemba, Tyerrenotepanner, Leterremairrener and Panninher Peoples, the traditional owners of the land upon which From Australia: An Accumulation takes place. We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and recognise the continuing connection to land, waters and culture by elders both past and present.

From Australia: An Accumulation is dedicated to the memory of Anita Angel, John Nixon and Kunmanara (Mumu Mike) Williams.

This project is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The touring exhibition of this project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Visions of Australia Program and has also been supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, and NETS Victoria’s Exhibition Development Fund 2019. Additional support has been provided by Persuade Consulting. Trent Walter is supported by an Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Stipend and RTP Fee-Offset Scholarship through the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture at Monash University, Australia.

Contact

For all enquiries
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