Jumaadi, Sancintya Mohini Simpson and Isha Ram Das, Arthur Boyd and Indra Deigan

Tales of Land and Sea

Tales of Land and Sea brings together three distinct projects exploring storytelling, mythological narratives, migration and the diasporic experience.

ayang, ayang or shadow, shadow, is a survey of new and past works by leading Indonesian-born artist Jumaadi, whose practice draws from the tradition of wayang kulit (shadow puppetry). Jumaadi’s intricate paintings on buffalo hide and cloth are accompanied by a new shadow-play installation.

par-parā / phus-phusā (to speak incessantly / to whisper) is a collaboration between sibling artists Sancintya Mohini Simpson and Isha Ram Das. Descendants of indentured labourers from India, sent to work on colonial sugar plantations in South Africa, this project forms part of an ongoing practice addressing the legacies of intergenerational trauma through installation, performance and a new series of Simpson’s Kōlaṁ drawings.

Sangkuriang features rarely seen works from the Bundanon Collection by Arthur Boyd and West Javanese printmaker Indra Deigan. The presentation includes collagraphs, woodcuts and editions of a handmade artist’s book inspired by the titular West Javanese legend first documented in the 15th century.

2 March—16 June


170 Riversdale Road, Illaroo NSW, Australia