Open Cut: Jacky Green, Sean Kerins, Therese Ritchie
Opening Saturday 24 February with a Floor talk at 2.30pm
Exhibition 24 February to 31 March 2018
The 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 region gathered through multiple consultations in 2017.
Through these means the artists hope to present the voices and authority of traditional owners and managers who continue to be ignored, cast aside or silenced. Mining developments are harming their lives, contaminating their food and destroying their ancestral countries.