Victoria Together: Blak to the Future III
Footscray Community Arts Centre (FCAC) presents Blak to the Future, returning for its third and ultimate exhibition. This virtual iteration takes form in a world beyond the apocalypse.
Curated by Rosie Kalina (Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara) come and join us for an immersive arts experience. Created with the philosophy of ‘for us, by us’, this exhibition sees young Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists decolonising Narrm – celebrating a future that is Blak, bright, young and deadly.
Featuring works by Isobel Morphy-Walsh, Rosie Kalina, Pierra Van Sparkes, Kaitlyn Kyle-Taylor, Melody Clinch, Tre Turner, Sky Thomas, Caleb Thaidy, Apryl Louise Day, Willahra and Kirrawai, Hannah Morphy-Walsh, take a step through a portal into an alternate reality: a future foretold by young Aboriginal people.
Episode 1: PAST
In this video, FCAC Elder in Residence Uncle Larry Walsh does a Smoking Ceremony and Acknowledgement of Country.
Curator Rosie Kalina talks about the history of the Blak to the Future project and the journey so far.
Episode 2: PRESENT
Curator Rosie Kalina talks to the experience of delivering this third installment of the exhibition series in 2020, including the interruption and disruption caused by Covid19.
Rosie gives an in-depth tour of the artworks and artists represented in the exhibition.
Episode 3: FUTURE
Curator Rosie Kalina talks about the future for young Aboriginal artists and emerging leaders and the shared responsibility they hold to continue the work of their Elders into the future.
Blak to the Future III is supported by Victoria Together.
Image by Gianna Rizzo.