Aboriginal people keep their culture alive and pass knowledge from one generation to the next through the telling of stories. Stories can be spoken or told through song, dance and visual arts. This body of work looks at how stories thread generations together and how significant events can disrupt these knowledge pathways. A major health event such as a stroke can have a lasting impact on the individual, their family and community. Losing the ability to speak is particularly significant for Aboriginal people because of our strong oral storytelling traditions. Many stories and languages have already been lost through the ongoing effects of colonisation. This work reflects on the importance of our languages being protected and preserved into the future.
26 October, 6pm
Open 26 October – 8 December 2017