Artists outside MAGNT.
Source: Museum Victoria
Thursday 9 November saw the opening of the Twined Together travelling exhibition at MAGNT (Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory) in Darwin.
Opened by Marion Scrymgore, Museum and Arts Minister for the Northern Territory, this was the exhibition’s first interstate stop on its national tour of nine venues and four states/territories.
Curated by Dr Louise Hamby from the ANU with Jill Nganjmirra from Injalak Arts and Museum Victoria’s Lindy Allen, this stunning exhibition was installed by Anthony Abell and Caroline Carter, with assistance from Louise Hamby and Lindy Allen.
Attended by hundreds of local, interstate and international visitors, the opening celebrations included traditional dancing from 14 senior Kunwinjku women, who travelled in from Gunbalanya in western Arnhem Land that day - a very long (five hour) and hot journey by four wheel drive.
These women all have works in the exhibition and also participated in two workshops and a floor talk by Louise Hamby over the weekend.
The exhibition will close in late January, moving to Cairns and then Brisbane before heading to NSW.