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50-50: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Australian National University

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Reception: 12 May 2017 6:00pm
Duration: Friday, May 12, 2017 - 18:00 - Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 17:00
Location: School of Art & Design Gallery

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Referendum, 50-50: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the Australian National University considers the role of art in advancing Indigenous recognition, examining the ANU’s engagement with Indigenous Australians over the past half century.

You are warmly invited to attend two exhibitions to mark the semicentennial of the Constitution Alteration (Aboriginals) referendum of 1967

Wiba Bábbarra – Sacred Ground

and 

50-50: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art at the Australian National University

To be opened by:
David Kaus
Senior Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander programs, National Museum of Australia
and
Prof. Mick Dodson AM
Head, National Centre for Indigenous Studies

This exhibition presents 50 works of art in diverse media from the School of Archaeology and Anthropology and the School of Art and Design, as well as from the remarkable collections of individual researchers, this exhibition explores specific encounters between the artist and the academic, the community and the university – connections that continue to inform the processes of reconciliation.

50-50 was curated by David Hansen & Gavin Leuzzi from the collections of:

The ANU School of Archaeology and Anthropology
The ANU School of Art & Design, Printmedia and Drawing workshop
The ANU Centre for Aboriginal Economic Policy Research, School of Archaeology and Anthropology
Prof. Howard & Ms Frances Morphy
Dr Louise Hamby, School of Archaeology and Anthropology
Ms Valerie Kirk, School of Art & Design,Textiles workshop

The School of Art & Design Gallery stands on Ngunnawal/Ngambri land

Image: Pooaraar, Untitled, 1988 (Left: finished state, Right: state proof), etching and aquatint, 19.5 x 16.5cm, ANU School of Art and Design Collection

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