Broken Hill City Art Gallery

Curated by Dr Lorina Barker

Looking Through Windows: tablelands, the coast to outback NSW

Looking Through Windows is an oral history, artistic and multimedia project exploring the removal, dispossession, and “protection” of Aboriginal people in New South Wales and parts of Queensland and South Australia.

This extensive project has engaged community members from the New England region, the Northwest and Northcoast NSW and the Flinders Ranges in South Australia. The project began as a series of OnCountry Gatherings with multi-media workshops in 2017-2018, funded by the Australian Government through the Indigenous Language and Arts (ILA) program. It is also funded by Create NSW and is a significant outcome for two major Australian Research Indigenous Discovery projects.

Yarning a cultural methodology developed by Dr Barker creates a safe, creative and cultural space for sharing and passing on knowledge at Elders and OnCountry Gatherings. Fostering a practice where Aboriginal people manage their own stories, images, voices, and artworks by taking control of how their stories are recorded and represented.

16 February—28 April

Broken Hill City Art Gallery

404-408 Argent Street Broken Hill NSW 2880