Barkindji Blue Sky-Ancestral Connections #3, 2019
Photo courtesy of Vivien Anderson Gallery
Kurnu Barkindji people were many, then were very few, we are many again and connection to our ancestors continues across generations, cycling through time, past, present and future. We discover, reunite, share family histories and remain linked via many means while our ancestors watch over us under a Barkindji blue sky.
By reconstructing the built environment, Kent Morris's art practice reveals the continuing presence and patterns of Aboriginal history, culture and knowledge in the contemporary Australian landscape. The Barkindji Blue Sky-Ancestral Connections series was inspired by a family reunion and manipulates structures and nature into new forms that reflect elements of Aboriginal tangible and intangible cultural heritage and reinforce cultural continuity since time immemorial.
Kent Morris is an artist, curator and educator of Barkindji and Irish heritage living on Yauk-ut Weelam Country in Melbourne. Kent graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts and is an alumnus of the National Gallery of Australia’s Wesfarmers Indigenous Leadership Program.
Central themes in his art practice are the connections between contemporary Indigenous experience and contemporary cultural practices and their continuation and evolution.
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