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 the minerals and natural gas are extracted while they remain in poverty.
Artists Jacky Green (Garrwa, Gulf of Carpentaria and Visiting Indigenous Fellow at the ANU), Therese Ritchie (Darwin) and Sean Kerins (CAEPR Fellow at ANU) create a powerful installation that gives voice and political determination to the Garawa, Gudanji, Marra and Yanyuwa peoples from the Borroloola area of the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria region of the Northern Territory, in their long struggle against pernicious mining developments that are harming their lives, contaminate their food and destroying their ancestral countries.