16 July to 1 August
Fri 16 July - Sun 01 August
Nightly 6pm - 11pm
Art Gallery of South Australia façade, North Terrace
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Melbourne-based visual artist Atong Atem dives into the often-unrecognised histories of African migration in Australia in a stunning meditation on identity, colonisation and White Australia.
In a series of vivid moving portraits and tableaus, Banksia centres Black faces and identities amidst the familiar imagery of colony and native botany. Set to a score by composer Petra Salsjö, Atem poses deep, complex questions about how migration, identity and assimilation intersect on this southern continent — today as in the past.
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Commissioned by Illuminate Adelaide and RISING in partnership with the Neilson Foundation
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