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Still In My Mind: Gurindji Experience, Location and Visuality

Commemorating 50 years of the landmark Gurindji Walk-Off.
By Sarah Ward
August 08, 2017
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Still In My Mind: Gurindji Experience, Location and Visuality

Commemorating 50 years of the landmark Gurindji Walk-Off.
By Sarah Ward
August 08, 2017
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In 1966, Gurindji tribal elder Vincent Lingiari sparked the national land rights movement. With 200 other Aboriginal workers, he walked off of the job at the Wave Hill cattle station, starting a strike that lasted seven years. Understandably, their protest against poor wages and working conditions — and for self-determination and recognition — left an imprint, with Still In My Mind: Gurindji Experience, Location and Visuality commemorating the event in line with last year's 50th anniversary.

Inspired not only Lingiari's deeds but also his words — 'that land ... I still got it on my mind' — the exhibition shines a spotlight on this important chapter of history, as well as the ways that Gurindji community members endeavour to keep it in their minds. Through photos, an experimental multi-channel video installation, history paintings, digital platforms and archives, Still In My Mind does its bit to help, document and communicate, as curated by artist Brenda L. Croft,in partnership with Karungkarni Art and Culture Aboriginal Corporation.

Image: Brenda L. Croft. Self portrait on country. 2014. 13 pigment prints (installation). Courtesy of the artist, Stills Gallery, Sydney and Niagara Galleries, Melbourne.

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