NAIDOC Week Projections
For NAIDOC week 2022, we were proud to have curated the artworks of Jazz Money, Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu and Dr. Christian Thompson AO. These works were projected on the Richmond Town Hall from the 3rd to the 10th July and in the courtyard of Collingwood Yards from 30th June to the 10th July. This presentation was made possible with the partnership of Agency Projects, Sarah Scout Presents and Collingwood Yards with the generous support of our presenting partners City of Yarra.
Christian Thompson AO, New Gold Mountain (Xin Jin Shan), 2021
Dr. Christian Thompson AO is an Australian-born Bidjara/Chinese contemporary artist whose work explores notions of identity, cultural hybridity & history. Formally trained as a sculptor, Thompson’s multidisciplinary practice engages mediums such as photography, video, sculpture, performance & sound. His work focuses on the exploration of identity, sexuality, gender, race and memory. In his live performances and conceptual portraits, he inhabits a range of personas achieved through handcrafted costumes and carefully orchestrated poses & backdrops.
Jazz Money, Hold this glow, 2022
Jazz Money is a Wiradjuri poet and artist currently based on Gadigal land. Her practice is centred around the written word while producing works that encompass installation, digital, film and print. Jazz’s writing has been widely performed and published nationally and internationally. Their David Unaipon Award-winning debut collection ‘how to make a basket’ was released in September 2021 by University of Queensland Press.
Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu, Bäru Minytji - Crocodile Design, 2022
Gutiŋarra Yunupiŋu is a filmmaker whose work as an artist, director, cinematographer and editor focuses on cultural ceremonies and events on Country. Born deaf, Yunupiŋu often incorporates Yolŋu sign language into his work to capture stories of his ancestors and kin via film. He describes his work as ‘an expression of myself, my land and my people’. Since 2015, Yunupiŋu has worked at The Mulka Project, a production house, recording studio, digital learning centre and cultural archive managed by Yolŋu law and governance to sustain Yolŋu culture in north-east Arnhem Land.