During May, Arts House will take a spirited look at history, traverse the landscape of the present and cast a gaze to YIRRAMBOI – tomorrow, when three extraordinary female artists present installations and investigations to re-frame notions of belonging, place and community, climate change and water treaties.
As part of if the inaugural YIRRAMBOI Festival – a celebration of First Nations artists from Australia and afar – Arts House will welcome Yup’ik artist Emily Johnson (Alaska), Wiradjuri writer and activist Hannah Donnelly and Worimi filmmaker and storyteller Genevieve Grieves.
Alongside these three artists, Wemba-Wemba and Gunditjmara artist, academic and curator (Sovereignty at ACCA), Paola Balla will host a Supper Club with Johnson, Donnelly and Grieves – where they will discuss matriarchy, healing and story, while uncovering the role of strong women’s voices in disrupting colonial narratives.
Emily Johnson – SHORE in NARRM (Melbourne)
6 – 7 May 2017 SHORE in NARRM: Community Action
6 – 7 May 2017 SHORE in NARRM: Story
12 – 13 May 2017 SHORE in NARRM: Performance
14 May 2017 SHORE in NARRM: Feast
Genevieve Grieves – The Violence of Denial
6 – 14 May 2017 Exhibition
11 – 13 May 2017 Public talks
Hannah Donnelly – Long Water
9 – 14 May 2017 Open Studio
Supper Club hosted by Paola Balla
9 May 2017 Gathering with food and conversation