FUTURE ANCESTOR - Art Exhibition - Michael Reid Gallery

FUTURE ANCESTOR

5 - 23 Mar 2021

FUTURE ANCESTOR

March 5th – March 23rd

Dr Christian Thompson AO, Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra, Regina Pilawuk Wilson

Future Ancestor brings together the work of Dr Christian Thompson AO, Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra and Regina Wilson. The title of the show suggests a non-linear interpretation of time; of existence across time. An assertion of cultural significance not tied to a Western understanding of chronological familial lineage. It is a title suggestive also of the continuation of culture, and its capacity to develop, evolve, and still retain a timelessness.

And yet despite this non-linear suggestion of time, it is the linear in a pictorial sense – or line itself – that threads these three disparate practices together. Each artist explores identity through line and cross hatching in their work; from Thompson’s photographic and performative practice in which the artist’s lined face dissolves into an immense floral wall. To Wunuŋmurra’s meticulous expression of Miny’tji, in which identity exists in the coded pattern of clan design, declaring the identity of its maker through line alone. And Wilson, whose infinite repetition of painted line constructs a shimmering woven surface; on one level a re-imagining of her weaving practice in painted form and on another a declaration of cultural custodianship through the power of mark making and the transposition of cultural practice to new mediums.

  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Good Country, 2021

    120 × 120 cm
  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    Good Country, 2021

    250 × 250 cm
  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    The Fifth World, 2021

    120 × 120 cm
  • Regina Pilawuk Wilson
    Wupun (Sun Mat), 2021

    151 × 121 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa, 2020

    138 × 41 cm

    SOLD

  • Regina Pilawuk Wilson
    Wupun (Sun Mat), 2021

    199 × 199 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Bukyu Ḻarrakitj, 2019

    236 × 17 cm

    SOLD

  • Regina Pilawuk Wilson
    Wupun (Sun Mat), 2021

    121 × 121 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa, 2021

    224 × 56 cm
    $8,700
  • Dr Christian Thompson AO
    The Fifth World, 2021

    250 × 250 cm
  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa, 2021

    146 × 72 cm
    $7,000
  • Regina Pilawuk Wilson
    Syaw, 2019

    148 × 120 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Yukuwa, 2017

    172 × 67 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku (3764-19), 2019

    165 × 61 cm

    SOLD

  • Djirrirra Wunuŋmurra Yukuwa
    Buyku, 2019

    99 × 64 cm

    SOLD

  • Installation view of FUTURE ANCESTOR

  • Installation view of FUTURE ANCESTOR

  • Installation view of FUTURE ANCESTOR

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