16 September to 21 October 2017
Conversation: Saturday 16 September at 2 pm
Mark McGrouther, Collection Manager, Ichthyology, Australian Museum Research Institute, Australian Museum and Jacqueline Gribbin, artist who has worked extensively with Indigenous artists in printmaking.
Presented by: Australian Museum, Sydney, Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Centre, Yirkalla and The Cross Art Projects
The exhibition Art of Memory, Fish and Crabs juxtaposes two epic series of artwork by Jacqueline Gribbin and Galuma Maymuru, in order to set up a threshold where art, science and Indigenous Law overlap. Jacqueline Gribbin's work research project Dear Gilbert,…. ' (Song for the Ichthyologist and Galuma Maymuru's, powerful Soldier Crabs or Muthimuthi paintings on bark, speak of our relationship to land and water through the conceptual interactions of science, Law and myth.
Both artists study and acknowledge evolving environmental factors and threats to the intricate and interconnected marine world through conceptual links to science and myth: Jacqueline Gribbin from rural outer Darwin and Galuma Maymuru from her homeland in remote east Arnhem Land.