The Commute Opening
Sep
22
4:30 PM16:30

The Commute Opening

You’re invited to the opening of The Commute, an exhibition encompassing a series of commissioned projects by eight Indigenous artists located around the Great Ocean, also known as the Pacific Rim, who assert complex, wide-ranging, contemporary Indigenous experiences inclusive of both ancestral knowledges and global connections.

Join the artists and Visiting Curators for the exhibition opening: 

From 4.30pm, a Welcome to Country will be performed by Yerongpan Aboriginal Dancers with a Smoking Ceremony, followed by a guided barefoot walk through the exhibition at
5pm.

The festivities will continue into the evening in the IMA Courtyard with food, drinks, and music from DJ Brown Amy (xučyun/Oakland, CA - Chulita Vinyl Club: Bay Area, Stay Firme, Hard French). 

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Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Meet The Commute

In 2018 the IMA has invited five Indigenous curators from across the Great Ocean to develop a series of exhibitions and programs in collaboration with indigenous artists. The group will share recent work, discuss their project, The Commute, and announce the commissioned artists featured in the project this September-December.

The Commute is developed by Sarah Biscarra Dilley (yak tityu tityu yak tiłhini Northern Chumash, Chicana), Freja Carmichael (Quandamooka), Léuli Lunaʻi Eshraghi (Sāmoa), Tarah Hogue (Métis, Dutch Canadian) and Lana Lopesi (Samoa).

The project will assert complex, wide-ranging, contemporary Indigenous experiences including deep ancestral knowledges and global connections.

Join us for an afternoon where the distinctive perspectives of the visiting curators will be shared and discussions about the formation of the project will take place.

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