Mind The Gap

A photographic, multimedia exhibition by Kristian Laemmle-Ruff

EXHIBITION OPENING
6pm Friday 16th September
Opening speaker: Kieran Finnane

Mind the Gap is a somewhat dark and politically charged meditation on the gap between Australian cultures. It is not asking us to close the gap, to homogenise or assimilate; rather it asks us to acknowledge the gap, nurture the gap, celebrate the diversity rather than deny its existence. It encourages us to question and hold ourselves accountable for our actions as global citizens. The work aims to highlight colonial mannerisms and differences between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal ways of understanding and valuing land.

Mind the Gap encourages us to imagine a future with deeper reconciliation and stronger acknowledgment of our true history rather than having our heads in the sand.

categories:
'Pine Gap (a photograph of the centre of Australia)', 2014, Duratran print in Blackwood light-box, 128 x 37 x 18.5 cm,
When:
9 September1 October 2016
Time:
6pm – 9pm
Where:
Watch This Space Gallery and Artist Run Initiative
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