Lunch & Lecture: 'APT10 Part 5'
‘Indigenous Futurism’

11.00AM Wed 16 Mar 2022
GOMA | GOMA Restaurant, Cinema A | Ticketed

Delve deeper into QAGOMA exhibitions and displays at our monthly Members lecture then catch up with friends over a two-course lunch in the GOMA Restaurant.

Join Indigenous Australian Art Curators Katina Davidson, Sophia Sambono and curator of Indigenous Fibre Art, Diane Moon to hear about their diverse APT10 projects with artists Gordon Hookey, Grace Lillian Lee’s collaboration with Dr Ken Thaiday Snr, and the Macassan/Yolngu Project.

While each of these projects are rooted in a cultural history unique to their regions, they take turns in exploring what Indigenous Futurism is to them. Hear how these project have gone on to have an impact across wider communities — whether it’s the mammoth paintings by Hookey where he has taken it upon himself to cheekily ‘fill the blanks’ between widely known histories of Australia, in an aim to educate future generations by writing cultural heroes into history books; the importance of inter-generational knowledge sharing and collaboration with Meriam Mer artists Lee and Thaiday Snr whose Suggoo Pennise project brings together Lee’s woven octopus (suggoo) form and Thaiday Snr’s carved wood fish trap (pennise) dhari in a larger than life kinetic sculpture embodied withgenerations of kustom and performance traditions; to the latest in centuries-long sea-faring exchange between the Yolngu artists of Arnhem Land and Macassan artists of Sulawesi from the Indonesian archipelago who revisit traditional forms in contemporary makings and explore an evolving narrative through performance art; etched metal work; batik and a joint project of hand painted ceramics.

Bookings essential, places are limited / Book online, call (07) 3840 7278  
$59 Members / $68 Members’ guests / Includes a glass of wine and a two-course lunch (main and dessert), followed by tea or coffee. If you wish to be seated with friends, please advise us at the time of booking.
Lecture only tickets may be available, free for Members / $10 Member’s guests.
To comply with social distancing measures capacity at this event is limited, book early to avoid disappointment. We have increased cleaning frequency, handwashing and sanitiser facilities, and introduced distance markers for queuing. We require your name and contact details, as well as your guest's, when booking to support contact tracing.