The Cross Art Projects foregrounds contemporary work and curatorial projects that reflect the multiple relationships between art and life, art and the public sphere, and explores the boundaries of this context. We are attentive to the local without sacrificing the scope of Indigenous and international views. Cross Art enhances its projects with conversations, walks and events on contemporary art, urban planning, architecture and heritage.
The Cross Art Projects
Contemporary Art and Curatorial Platforms
8 Llankelly Place, Kings Cross, Sydney, 2011
Hours: 11 to 6 Thursday to Saturday* (Saturday close at 5pm)
Closed public holidays.
T: +61 (02) 9357 2058
Exhibition dates 25th July to 22 August 2015
Wednesday 29 July at 6pm, Opening Talks: Cate Massola, of Ground Up: Community Support Network, launches Mabel Juli, Jiregewoorrarrem—All kinds of birds, text by Mabel Juli. Jaynia Sladek, Ornithology Department, Australian Museum on Mabel Juli's birds.
Jiregewoorrarrem, comprises 25 unique paintings of "all kinds of birds", sound, and a bilingual publication (translated by Frances Kofod, production by Warmun Art Centre) developed by Mabel Juli as a contribution to the art centre's Gija culture and language teaching and archiving activities. http://warmunart.com.au/
These birds have names in Gija and English. They also have skin names. But more than names, Mabel’s birds have homes, particular sounds and special areas of Country. They have songs and sometimes dances. They have special colours, feather textures, unique behaviours and habits. And, like so many things in Gija Country, they have Ngarranggarni (Dreaming). Mabel gives all of her birds Story. Download catalogue > 2015, Mabel Juli, Jiregewoorrarrem — All Kinds of Birds. translation Francis Kofod, produced by Warmun Art Centre